February 19, 2019
After he threw what seemed to be a last hurrah-style party in mid-December at his Castle Bam in Chester County, and then checked in to rehab to begin 2019, it seemed Bam Margera just might have been heading in a new direction.
Apparently, the change didn’t last.
Margera, 39, a Chester County resident since 2004 and pro-skateboarder best known for his work in the "Jackass" TV shows and films, is back at it again. This time, he’s planning a huge bash for April 1, according to his all-over-the-place Instagram account:
“April 1st is Sk8 Park grand opening,” Margera’s scrawled in one of several letters he photographed and posted to Instagram this week. He spent the first page of the letter explaining how much better the new skate park at Castle Bam is. Margera said rapper Yelawolf will be performing at the party, which will cost $100 to get in.
Later, Margera posted four more, handwritten letters about a disagreement he has with the leaders of Pocopson Township, where his 14-acre Castle Bam property is located.
According to Margera, the township passed “a new law” barring MTV from filming a new season of the TV show “Bam’s Unholy Union”, which ran its first and only season in 2007. “Shouldn’t that be illigal (sic)?” Margera asked in the letter.
The township did, in fact, pass a new “Special Events Ordinance” after concerns were raised about Margera’s mid-December party at Castle Bam.
During a Dec. 17 Board of Supervisors meeting, seven different Pocopson Township residents raised concerns about the party, and any possible future events at Margera's place. The issue included where the township was finding money to pay for police officer overtime, to one man who recently moved to Pocopson and was “shocked to see this type of activity”.
The Board of Supervisors then held a special meeting on Dec. 26, which supervisor Alice Balsama admitted was held in large part because of the party at Castle Bam, according to the meeting minutes. The township passed a Special Events Ordinance at that meeting and added it to the township code. The ordinance requires permits and applications two months in advance, and establishes fees for events held in the township, among other things.
Margera seems to still be at odds with what he perceives as the township’s efforts to stifle his life and livelihood at Castle Bam. In his final letter on Monday, Margera said Pocopson has two options: Let the April 1 event go, or “sabotage me again”.