ENM considers changes to outdoor event permit

Patrick Fisher, Staff Writer

The Elko New Market City Council began discussion at its Thursday, June 10, meeting on a possible change of an outdoor event permit.

Rob Ripley, owner of Bullseye's Saloon along Main Street in Elko, asked the council to consider changing the ordinance.

Among a list of proposals he had was that an establishment have four solid walls surrounding the event to contain noise. Ripley noted a reason for changing the ordinance was financial. He thought a seasonal outdoor permit, similar to what Elko Speedway has, could apply to other businesses. Instead of paying $100 for each event, it would be more economical to pay one lump sum for the season. Ripley believed the discussion was a proactive approach since his business and Captain Black's have outdoor areas for events.

Elko New Market City Administrator Tom Terry noted if the council does decide to restructure the ordinance, it would be a good idea to bring in other businesses that would be affected. He noted Elko Speedway pays one fee for each year.

Council members Denise Schneider and Bob Hanna liked the idea. Hanna said it could help businesses in the community.

I think there's opportunity where Rob's going with this

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