Tybee City Council passes ‘pop-up’ event ordinance

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Tybee Island City Council passed, 5-1, the second reading of its "pop-up" event ordinance.

This means council now has the ability to crackdown on unsanctioned events, like Orange Crush. If they want to restrict alcohol or loud music on the beach for a certain amount of time, there would be a special-called meeting to establish those dates.

Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman says the goal is to push event organizers toward getting event permits, so someone can answer for any problems that might come up during an event.

"This is just another way that we can try to make sure that everybody who comes out here is safe and we don't put people in situations where they may be hurt and we've had that issue in the past," said Mayor Buelterman.

Also during Thursday's meeting, council voted to send a Sunday Sales resolution to state legislators. They are asking to give local councils or commissions the opportunity to vote if they want to have a referendum and then have voters make the ultimate decision.

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