NEA reiterated that a permit was required and the town council submitted the forms. But it struck off the words "trade fair" and substituted them with "event". It also stated the event would be held from Jan 10 to Jan 30 as opposed to Jan 9 when it actually began. On Jan 9, the NEA told the town council via e-mail that the application was incomplete and could not be processed. The AHPETC did not respond to the e-mail, nor to a subsequent warning to stop the event.