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Man voluntarily pulls pier permit for 'Crush Party'

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A permit has been voluntarily pulled for use of the Tybee Island Fishing Pier and Pavilion as part of an event for the annual Orange Crush.

Desmond Duval paid the Chatham County $200 to rent the Tybee Pavilion on the Pier for "Crush Party" as a part of Orange Crush on April 19.

A reservation means "exclusive use of the pavilion", and with that the County requires security.  Duval, of D&D Media Group, couldn't meet the security requirement so he voluntarily pulled his permit.

Chatham County Sheriff's Office policy is:  

  • 1 deputy for every 75 people expected at an event.
  • $20 an hour with a 4 hour minimum
  • The sheriff's office estimated 1500 people showing up at the pier…so that's 20 deputies at $80 each for 4 hours = $1600 minimum

We attempted to reach Duval by phone and email and he has yet to respond.

Robert Drewry, director of Chatham County's Public Works and Parks Services, says the county will reimburse him in full.

This does not mean that Orange Crush is canceled in any way, it just means that they do not have exclusive rights to Tybee pier.

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