[FAR-West] Another one bits the dust
John at smalltreasures.biz
Wed Jan 7 11:34:55 EST 2009
Just got this in an EMail. This venue was just getting started and
had great support and friends family and community backing Check
From: Eric Behlmer <ebehlmer at yahoo.com>
Subject: Barn Concerts Suspended
To: feindrs at yahoo.com, fisherman95020 at yahoo.com,
We are sad to tell you that we must suspend all future Barn Concerts.
We have received a letter from the Santa Clara County stating that we
are in violation of our properties zoning. Apparently someone has
filed a written complaint about our events. Not necessarily about
volume, but just the fact that we hold these events.
The County seems to be under the impression that these are public or
commercial events. We have always considered these events private
events comprised of friends gathered together to enjoy food, music
and each others company. We have tried to ensure that Performers
receive proper compensation by asking guests for donations which all
went to the Performers. Luckily we have outstanding guests who have
I'm certain that whoever filed such a complaint has no idea about the
benefit to the community that these events have provided. They are
probably also unaware that several of the events have resulted in
fantastic donations to local charities such as this past Holiday
show. We personally wish to thank you for those generous donations.
We have hired a lawyer and are trying to see if we can contest this.
But since we are faced with fines if we continue, we are left with no
choice but to suspend all future shows.
Thank you very much for your past involvement. We will keep you
informed if anything changes.
Eric & Cheryl
John Jacob - Treasures Consulting/Small Treasures Studio 408-723-7680
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