(Jackson, Wyo.) - Yesterday, the Town of Jackson Council voted 4 - 1 to implement an application fee for special events. According to town documents, "It is the understanding of staff that special events occur in the Town because these activities either drive revenue or support and reflect our community character. The number of special events within the Town of Jackson has increased from 51 in 2009 to 88 in 2015, including 17 new events in 2015. With this increase in the number of special events comes an increase on the impact to staff and Town resources." Council approved the application fee as recommended by staff: 1. Non-Profit Applicant = $25 per special event application. 2. For-Profit Applicant (including commercial filming and photography) = $150 per special event application. 3. Demonstration, Picket or Other Constitutionally Protected Expressive Activity = No Fee. In the research behind this proposal, staff looked into the special event application fees for several other mountain towns including Aspen, Colorado and Sun Valley, Idaho. Since the Town Council voted in favor of the application fee, they directed staff to draft an ordinance amending the Municipal Code reflecting this change. See town documents on the special events application fee here.
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