SANFORD — The owner of a catering company that hosted sex parties at a local banquet hall has promised town officials that the parties will stop.

Town officials ordered Jim and Susan Colley of Springvale, operators of Great Beginnings Catering at Mousam View Place, to halt the parties after undercover police officers witnessed partygoers openly engaging in sexual acts on Oct. 15.

In an email sent to town officials on Tuesday, Jim Colley said he has informed the operator of a swingers’ group that organized the parties that they are no longer welcome at the banquet hall.

“Our intent was never to violate any code or embarrass this community, the building owner or ourselves,” the email said.