Village of Great Neck Estates, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates 2-14-2005 by L.L. No. 3-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 154.
Permits and approvals — See Ch. 160.
Streets, sidewalks and public property — See Ch. 191.

§ 148-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARADE
Any gathering or procession consisting of people, animals or vehicles, or any combination thereof, upon any public property, roadway, street, sidewalk or alley that will affect the ordinary use of such public property, roadway, street, sidewalk or alley.

§ 148-2 Permit required; exceptions.

A. 
No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or start any parade unless a parade permit shall have been obtained pursuant to this chapter.
B. 
Exceptions. This chapter shall not apply to:
(1) 
Funeral processions.
(2) 
Students going to and from school classes or participating in academic activities.

§ 148-3 Permit application.

A. 
Application required. Any person or organization seeking issuance of a parade permit shall file a written application with the Village Clerk in conformity with the requirements of this section.
B. 
Filing period. An application for a parade permit shall be filed with the Village Clerk not less than 20 business days prior to the first date on which the parade is proposed to take place. Upon good cause shown for late filing, and provided that sufficient time is available for the Village to review the application and act upon the same in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the Village Clerk may accept any application which is filed before the first date such parade is proposed to be conducted.
[Amended 4-8-2013 by L.L. No. 3-2013]
C. 
Fee. The fee for a parade permit application, in an amount fixed by resolution of the Board of Trustees, shall be paid at the time of filing the permit application. An additional fee, in an amount fixed by resolution of the Board of Trustees, shall be paid upon issuance of a parade permit.
D. 
Insurance. The application shall include documentation of an approved surety indemnity bond or approved comprehensive liability insurance policy, or endorsement to such policy, naming the Village as an additional insured. Such insurance requirement shall be in a principal amount not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit, and shall be issued an insurer licensed to do business in the State of New York and having a Best rating of not less than A, or equivalent. The Village shall not be deemed to have assessed the risks that may be applicable to the event, and each permittee shall be responsible for assessing the risks of the event and obtaining additional insurance coverage for itself if appropriate and prudent.
E. 
Contents of application. Each application for a parade permit shall contain the following information, at a minimum:
(1) 
The name, address and telephone number of the person or entity seeking to conduct such parade. If the proposed parade is to be conducted for, on behalf of or by an organization, the name, address and telephone number of the office of the organization, and of the authorized and responsible officers or representatives of such organization.
(2) 
The name, address and telephone number of the person who will serve as agent of the organization with respect to the proposed parade and who will be responsible for its conduct.
(3) 
The date(s) and times when the proposed parade will be conducted.
(4) 
The route to be traveled, the starting point and the termination point.
(5) 
The approximate number of persons, animals and vehicles which will constitute such parade, the type of animals and a description of the vehicles.
(6) 
The hours when such parade will start and terminate.
(7) 
The location of any assembly areas for such parade.
(8) 
The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly area or areas.
(9) 
The interval of space to be maintained between units of such parade.
(10) 
If the parade is to be held by and on behalf of or for any person or entity other than the applicant, the application shall include the written consent from the person or entity proposing to hold the parade, and the person or entity on whose behalf the parade is proposed to be held.
(11) 
Whether the parade will involve the use of any device for the reproduction or amplification of sound, and if so, a description of each such device and the nature and extent of such reproduction or amplification;
(12) 
The arrangements for disposal of waste materials generated or discarded during the parade, and in the period of time immediately preceding and following the parade;
(13) 
Any additional information which the Village Clerk or Mayor shall find reasonably necessary for a fair determination as to whether a permit should be issued.

§ 148-4 Issuance of permit.

A. 
Upon receipt of a complete permit application, the Village Clerk promptly shall transmit the same to the Mayor, or a person designated by the Mayor for such purpose.
B. 
The Mayor, or the Mayor's designee, shall issue a parade permit in accordance with this chapter, unless such official determines that:
(1) 
The parade will substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic;
(2) 
The concentration of persons, animals and vehicles will unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of or ambulance service to the village;
(3) 
The application contains false information or incomplete information of a substantive nature or otherwise fails to conform to the requirements of this chapter;
(4) 
The applicant has not satisfied all the terms and conditions of the permit, including proof of insurance.

§ 148-5 Appeals.

Any person aggrieved by the approval or denial of a parade permit pursuant to this chapter may appeal the determination to the Board of Trustees. Such appeal shall be made in writing, within ten (10) days after such determination. The Mayor shall have the right to participate in, and vote with respect to, such appeal.

§ 148-6 Permit conditions.

Each parade permit shall include, at a minimum, the following information:
A. 
The date(s) and starting and concluding time(s);
B. 
The public property which may be used in conjunction with the proposed parade;
C. 
Such other conditions as the issuing official may determine are reasonable and necessary to preserve public order, to protect public property, and to preserve the health, safety and general welfare, including restrictions on the use of sound amplifying devices.

§ 148-7 Duties of permittee.

A. 
A permittee shall comply with all permit directions and conditions and with all applicable laws and regulations;
B. 
A permittee shall be responsible to inform all participants in the parade of the terms and conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of such parade, and shall be responsible in the event any participant fails to comply with a condition of the permit;
C. 
The permittee shall carry the parade permit upon the permittee's person at all times during the event. In the event the permittee is not present at the event, the person in charge of the event shall carry the permit, and inform the Village Police Department of such person's name and address.

§ 148-8 Parking regulations.

The Chief of Police shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a public street or roadway, or part thereof, constituting all or part of the route of a parade. The Chief of Police may direct that appropriate signs be posted to such effect, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation thereof of any such parking restriction.

§ 148-9 Revocation.

Any permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be temporary and shall not vest any permanent rights in the permittee. The Mayor may revoke a parade permit based upon emergency conditions, or failure of the permittee to abide by the conditions of the permit. Revocation of a parade permit may be appealed to the Board of Trustees by the same process as provided for an appeal from the issuance or denial of a permit.

§ 148-10 Funeral and memorial demonstrations.

[Added 5-14-2012 by L.L. No. 4-2012]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DEMONSTRATION
A preplanned gathering of five or more persons who are invited or organized by an organizer to convene on public property and in the vicinity of a funeral or memorial event for the purpose of a public exhibition, including a procession, parade, protest, picket, march or rally.
FUNERAL OR MEMORIAL EVENT
A wake, funeral, burial or memorial service conducted within 30 days after the death of the person who is the subject of such event.
ORGANIZER
One or more persons or entities that plan or coordinate a demonstration for which a permit may be required pursuant to this section.
B. 
No person shall organize or participate in a demonstration which takes place in whole or in part within 1,000 feet of a funeral or memorial event unless a permit has been issued by the Village Clerk for such demonstration pursuant to this section. No person shall organize or participate in a demonstration in violation of the conditions of a permit issued pursuant to this section.
C. 
The permit application for any demonstration subject to this section shall be filed with the Village Clerk not less than five business days prior to the proposed demonstration date, unless the Mayor, for good cause, waives such advance filing requirement. The Mayor may delegate to the Village Clerk or any other designated Village officer the authority to grant such waivers or to exercise any other authority vested in the Mayor in this section.
D. 
Upon receipt of such application, the Mayor shall promptly review such application, and if the application satisfies the requirements of this section, as well as any other lawful requirements which the Mayor may impose, then the Mayor shall issue such permit. The Mayor may include in such permit such reasonable conditions as may be appropriate to maintain peace and good order and to facilitate the purposes of this section.
E. 
Such permit shall specify expressly and in detail the time and place and any lawful restrictions or conditions that may be imposed regarding such demonstration. If the permit application is denied, the Mayor shall issue a written denial which specifies in detail the manner in which the application is deficient or the grounds upon which the application was denied, together with the procedure by which the permit applicant may obtain timely reconsideration of such determination.
F. 
Any permit issued by the Mayor to this section may include reasonable restrictions on the time, place and manner of the demonstration for which the permit is issued.
G. 
If a fee for such applications is established by the Board of Trustees, the Village Clerk shall not accept any application pursuant to this section without payment of such fee. The Board of Trustees may establish, and from time to time amend, a reasonable fee to compensate the Village for administrative and processing costs.
H. 
Any person who has been determined to have organized or participated in a demonstration for which a permit required pursuant to this section has not been issued, or in violation of the conditions of a permit duly issued pursuant to this section, shall be guilty of a violation, and shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $500 for the first such violation determined to have been committed, up to $1,000 for a second such violation determined to have been committed within three years of the first such violation, and up to $2,000 for a third such violation determined to have been committed within such three-year period.