City Has New Event Guide

NORFOLK - Norfolk city staff have developed a guide for those wishing to hold events using city facilities, and that guide was approved at Monday night’s City Council meeting.  City employee Diane Becker explained that there are three sections to the guide, and the first section has step by step instructions for those who want to use city facilities.  The second part of the event guide is the actual written application, and the third section deals with insurance requirements. Liability insurance requirements range from $1-million to $5-million depending on the nature of the activity and the risk involved.  Becker says it is important for event organizers to request use of city facilities in advance, and the new event guide includes a $75 fee for requests not received at least 60 days before the scheduled event.  Copies of the event guide are posted on websites for both the city and the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau. Copies are also available at the City Office building, at the Visitors Bureau office in the Chamber of Commerce building and at the Norfolk Public Library.