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Idaho Falls: Do not stake off before the Fourth

The City of Idaho Falls says you cannot stake-off or paint a spot on the Greenbelt before the morning on the 4th of July.

The city issued this statement in regarding to reserving or “staking” off places along the parade route or at the greenbelt for the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration:

“There are many wonderful viewing areas available for both the parade and the fireworks display. However, it is important that guidelines be followed to ensure the safety of our community as well as the preservation of our parks and facilities.
Reserving, marking or ‘staking-off’ public areas for the purpose of obtaining a viewing location for the parade or fireworks may not occur prior to 6 a.m. on Saturday, July 4.

“ANY items placed prior to 6 a.m. on July 4 will be removed and placed in lost and found with the Parks and Recreation Department.

” DO NOT use materials to reserve public areas that may block or interfere with pedestrian access or vehicular traffic or block those portions of sidewalks used for pedestrian access prior to 6 a.m. on July 4.

“To prevent damage to public areas, particularly city parks, it is important that items such as – but not limited to – blankets, tarps, and pop-up tents NOT be placed on the lawn prior to 6 a.m. on July 4.

” DO NOT drive stakes into public property as they may damage sprinkler heads, pipes or other infrastructure.

“DO NOT mark off sidewalks, grass and roadways with defacing material such as any type of paint or adhesive material such as duct tape.

“Items placed on public property to designate a reservation are left at the owner’s risk and do not create a guarantee that the reserved area will remain available to the person or persons who reserved the area.

“All items used to designate reserved areas MUST be removed by midnight on Saturday, July 4.”

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