Borough of East Greenville, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of East Greenville 11-3-1975 by Ord. No. 13-75. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 91.

§ 60-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTORCADE
An organized procession containing 25 or more vehicles, except funeral processions, upon any public street, sidewalk or alley.
PARADE
Any march or procession consisting of people, animals or vehicles or a combination thereof, except funeral processions, upon any street, sidewalk or alley, which does not comply with normal and usual traffic regulations or controls.

§ 60-2 Permit required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a parade or motorcade in or upon any public street, sidewalk or alley in the borough or to knowingly participate in any such parade or motorcade unless and until a permit to conduct such parade or motorcade has been obtained from the Mayor or, as hereinafter provided, from the Borough Council; said permits for parades and/or motorcades shall be issued, following compliance with all other sections of this chapter, by the Mayor.

§ 60-3 Conduct for commercial purposes prohibited.

No permit shall be issued authorizing the conduct of a parade or motorcade which the Mayor finds is proposed to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods, wares, merchandise or event and is designed to be held purely for private profit.

§ 60-4 Interference prohibited.

No person shall knowingly join or participate in any parade or motorcade conducted under permit from the Mayor in violation of any of the terms of said permit, nor knowingly join or participate in any permitted parade or motorcade without the consent and over the objection of the permittee, nor in any manner interfere with its progress or orderly conduct.

§ 60-5 Application for permit; fee.

Any person who wants to conduct a parade or motorcade shall apply to the Mayor for a permit at least 10 days in advance of the date of the proposed parade or motorcade. The Mayor may, in his discretion, consider any application for a permit to conduct a parade or motorcade which is filed less than 10 days prior to the date such parade or motorcade is to be conducted. The application for such permit shall be made in writing and shall contain or include the following:
A. 
The name of the applicant, the sponsoring organization, the parade or motorcade chairman and the address and telephone number of each.
B. 
The purpose of the parade or motorcade, the date when it is proposed to be conducted, the location of the assembly area, the location of the disbanding area, route to be traveled and the approximate time when the parade or motorcade will assemble, start and terminate.
C. 
A description of the individual floats, marching units, vehicles and bands.
D. 
A filing fee of $1.

§ 60-6 Issuance of permit.

The Mayor shall issue a parade or motorcade permit conditioned upon the applicant's written agreement to comply with the terms of such permit, unless the Mayor finds that:
A. 
The time, route and size of the parade or motorcade will disrupt to an unreasonable extent the movement of other traffic.
B. 
The parade or motorcade is of a size or nature that requires the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the borough to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto that allowing the parade or motorcade would deny reasonable police protection to the borough in general.
C. 
Such parade or motorcade will interfere with another parade or motorcade for which a permit has been issued.

§ 60-7 Denial of permit.

The Mayor shall deny an application for a parade or motorcade permit and notify the applicant of such denial where:
A. 
The Mayor makes any finding contrary to the findings required to be made for the issuance of a permit.
B. 
The information contained in the application is found to be false or nonexistent in any material detail.
C. 
The applicant refuses to agree to abide by or comply with all conditions of the permit and any and all other sections of this chapter.

§ 60-8 Contents of permit; compliance required.

A. 
In each permit the Mayor shall specify:
(1) 
The assembly area and time therefor.
(2) 
The starting time.
(3) 
The minimum and maximum speeds.
(4) 
The route of the parade or motorcade.
(5) 
What portions of streets to be traversed may be occupied by such parade or motorcade.
(6) 
The maximum number of divisions or units and the maximum and minimum intervals of space to be maintained between the units of such parade or motorcade.
(7) 
The maximum length of such parade or motorcade in miles or fractions thereof.
(8) 
The disbanding area and disbanding time.
(9) 
The number of persons required to monitor the parade or motorcade.
(10) 
The number and type of vehicles, if any.
(11) 
The material and maximum size of any sign, banner, placard or carrying device therefor.
(12) 
That the materials used in the construction of floats to be used in such parade shall be fire-retardant materials and shall be subject to such requirements concerning firesafety as may be determined by the Fire Chief.
(13) 
That the permittee advise all participants in the parade or motorcade, either orally or by written notice, of the terms and conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of such parade or motorcade.
(14) 
That the parade or motorcade continue to move at a fixed rate of speed and that any willful delay or willful stopping of said parade or motorcade, except when reasonably required for the safe and orderly conduct of the parade or motorcade, shall constitute a violation of the permit.
(15) 
Such other requirements as are found by the Mayor to be reasonably necessary for the protection of persons or property.
B. 
All conditions of the permit shall be complied with.

§ 60-9 Appeals.

A. 
Upon a denial by the Mayor of an application made pursuant to § 60-5 of this chapter, the applicant may appeal from the determination of the Mayor within five days thereafter to the Borough Council by filing a written notice of appeal for hearing by the Borough Council at its next meeting. Upon such appeal, the Borough Council may reverse, affirm or modify in any regard the determination of the Mayor.
B. 
In the event an application is not filed within the required time as specified in § 60-5 the applicant may request a waiver of such requirement by the Borough Council at its next regular meeting or at a special meeting which may be called prior thereto by said Borough Council to consider such matter, and the Borough Council, if it finds unusual circumstances and in the exercise of its sound discretion, may waive such requirement.

§ 60-10 Officials to be notified.

Immediately upon the granting of a permit for a parade or motorcade, the Mayor shall send a copy thereof to the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief.

§ 60-11 Revocation of permit.

Any permit for a parade or motorcade issued pursuant to this chapter may be summarily revoked by the Mayor at any time when by reason of disaster, public calamity, riot or other emergency the Mayor determines that the safety of the public or property requires such revocation. Notice of such action revoking a permit shall be delivered in writing to the permittee by personal service or by certified mail at the address given in regard to § 60-5A of this chapter.