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    Summer vacation Bible day camp in a town park?

    This request came by my desk this morning. A local church group wants to hold a bible day camp for a week this summer in a Town owned park.

    Besides the obvious planning issues of traffic, parking, trash, noise, etc. Is there a concern for religious use on public property?

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    Depending on the town codes or policy it's either all or nothing. If they would let the Veterans Group or a Environmental Group use the property you cannot discriminate against the VBS. However, that also says at some point a Muslim group or Jewish group wants to use the property you have to treat them equal.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Depending on the town codes or policy it's either all or nothing. If they would let the Veterans Group or a Environmental Group use the property you cannot discriminate against the VBS. However, that also says at some point a Muslim group or Jewish group wants to use the property you have to treat them equal.
    Yeah, that is my thinking. But knowning the county's political landscape the citizens would be up in arms if we let a Muslim group set up shop, but they would also speak if we didn't let the Christians set up shop.

    I'll leave it to the attorneys.

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    Quote Originally posted by zmanPLAN View post
    I'll leave it to the attorneys.
    Always a good scape goat.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Always a good scape goat.
    That's why they're paid the big bucks. Almost. Sorta. Well, not really. That's one of the (valid) reasons they get paid the big bucks.

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    Zman- Does your town require special event permits?

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    Zman- Does your town require special event permits?
    Apparently not.

    The toher planner and I have discussed this as need that needs to be addressed and soon.

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