Friday, August 30, 2013

Injunction for Williston Hip-Hop Event Signed

The Levy County Sheriff’s Office has become aware that a small group of organizers in Williston have scheduled a “Labor Day HIP- HOP Extravaganza” to take place at the So-So Clean Car Wash on Saturday August 31. The Levy County Board of County Commissioners had an emergency meeting earlier today to address this unsanctioned event. An Emergency Injunction has been granted to halt this event that is expected to draw crowds from around the state. The LCSO is in the process of serving this injunction on the organizers and the artists who were expected to perform at this event. Sheriff’s Deputies will be out to enforce this injunction and any person found in violation is subject to arrest.


The LCSO is especially concerned for PUBLIC SAFETY and the safety of travelers on this HOLIDAY WEEKEND. An event of this expected size will create additional traffic safety hazards to an already congested weekend. In addition the LCSO wants to avoid a situation similar to that encountered at the Crab Festival in 2013.


The LCSO recognizes that this event has been scheduled for people to come and have a good time. It appears that the organizers have disregarded Levy County Ordinance Chapter 10 that relates to “music or entertainment festivals”. Without proper planning on the organizers part we cannot allow this event to take place and place our citizens in harms way.
Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111
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