Sue Kiesewetter reports:
Liberty Township residents who are planning parades or other events that might require temporary road closures or use of township facilities will have to register with township officials.
Trustees approved a set of guidelines and a resolution requiring a permit at this week’s meeting. It will take effect in 30 days.
“When people do call, we want to be able to provide information,’’ said Melanie Brokaw, assistant township administrator who worked on the project. “We want to be pro-active.”
Brokaw said the project has been in the works almost a year, after the township had received an inquiry. The group subsequently changed its event and moved it elsewhere.
“But it brought it to our attention we didn’t have guidelines in place,” Brokaw said.
The township has created a six-page information packet to guide event planners. When possible, 30 days notice is requested for road closures of 72 hours or less. Sixty days notice is required for longer closures. Groups must also provide insurance.
Applications will be reviewed by sheriff’s representatives along with the township’s fire and service departments. Fees may be required under limited situations.
Information packets and permit applications can be picked up from and returned to the township’s administration building, 6400 Princeton Road.
Information: 513-759-7500 or www.liberty-township.com