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KITTITAS COUNTY <br />BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />AGENDA STAFF REPORT <br /> <br />AGENDA DATE: February 16, 2010 <br /> <br />ACTION REQUESTED: Request from the Yakima River Canyon Marathon Co- <br />Directors for a Waiver to Kittitas County Code Chapter <br />5.20.020 and 5.20.100 <br /> <br /> <br />BACKGROUND: On February 9, 2010 the Kittitas County Board of <br />Commissioners received a Special Event Application from <br />Co-Directors Bob & Lenore Dolphin, to hold the 10th <br />Annual Yakima River Canyon Marathon on Saturday, <br />March 27, 2010. <br /> <br />INTERACTION: According Ms. Dolphin, they were not aware of the various <br />changes to the Kittitas County Code for Special Events, <br />adopted by the Board of County Commissioners, sometime <br />after their last event. They are requesting a waiver to <br />Kittitas County Code Chapter 5.20.020 Permit Application, <br />which states the application is to be submitted 60 or more <br />days prior to the day upon which such event is to be or may <br />be held. The application was received on February 9, 2010 <br />and the event is March 27, 2010. The Code does allow for <br />the Board of County Commissioners to waive or shorten <br />any deadlines set out in the chapter upon the request of the <br />applicant, and the decision must be made in writing. <br /> <br /> The Co-Directors have also asked for a waiver to Kittitas <br />County Code Chapter 5.20.100 Penal Bond – Bond of <br />Indemnity. They are requesting the Board of County <br />Commissioners waive the requirement of the deposit with <br />the County Treasurer a sum of $5,000.00 cash or bond as <br />an indemnity to save and protect the streets, pavements, <br />bridges, road signs and other property of the County from <br />any and all damage that may be caused by vehicles, <br />employees, or participants in such amusement, <br />entertainment or assembly, etc. They indicate they will <br />have insurance coverage to cover Kittitas County, naming <br />them as a specific insured. <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION: Consider a request for waivers from the Co-Directors of the <br />Yakima River Canyon Marathon. <br />