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HOPKINTON â Town Councilor David Husband is spearheading revisions to the Amusements Ordinance that would establish new rules for seasonal permits covering special events such as cultural festivals, recreational gatherings, and even weddings.
The ordinance requires a license for âany outdoor recreational, entertainment, cultural event, or festival.â A person can obtain a license by paying a $100 filing fee and filling out an application at least three weeks before a regularly scheduled town council meeting in order to attend a hearing, which the town clerk advertises to the public one week in advance. Once the town council approves the application, the license fee is $200, and the permit âshall expire upon the closing of the recreational, entertainment, cultural event or festival.â
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