Township of Union, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Union 2-24-1976 by Ord. No. 3073 (Ch. 122 of the 1986 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements; adult uses — See Ch. 164.
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 350.

§ 216-1 Conduct restricted in Township.

Carnivals, circuses and traveling shows shall be prohibited within the Township of Union in the County of Union, except as otherwise provided for in this chapter.

§ 216-2 Conduct by certain organizations at the discretion of Township. [1]

A carnival, circus or traveling show shall be permitted in the discretion of the Township Committee, if the supporting organization therefor is a local religious, charitable, educational or fraternal organization.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 216-3 Application for license; review.

Before any license may be issued for a carnival, circus or traveling show, as authorized and permitted under § 216-2 hereof, the applicant therefor shall complete an application form and file the same with the Township Clerk, together with the fee therefor as hereinafter set forth, and contemporaneously therewith provide copies of said application form for transmittal to the Police Department, the Fire Department and the Board of Health, which said last three named Departments shall submit their comments and recommendations in connection with said application to the Township Committee.

§ 216-4 Application form; filing time requirements.

Such application shall be filed at least 60 days prior to the opening date of said carnival, circus or traveling show. The application shall be on such form as may be provided by the Township Clerk.

§ 216-5 License fee.

[Amended 3-27-1984 by Ord. No. 3699; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3997; 9-10-2002 by Ord. No. 4745]
The fee for a carnival, circus or traveling show authorized by this chapter, which said fee shall accompany the application, shall be the sum of $2,000 per day. In the event that the application is denied, 10% of the fee deposited with said application shall be retained by the Township as a processing fee.

§ 216-6 Certain activities not condoned.

No person, firm or corporation granted a license in accordance with this chapter shall permit, suffer, allow or condone any of the following on the premises on which the event is being conducted:
A. 
Gambling, betting or wagering, unless the sponsoring organization obtains the proper license from the State of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission.
[Amended 6-8-2004 by Ord. No. 4823]
B. 
Loud noise or music to the annoyance of adjoining neighbors.
C. 
Profane or indecent language.
D. 
A violation of any local, state or federal statutes, laws, ordinances, rules or regulations.
E. 
Operation beyond the hours specified in an approved application.
[Added 6-8-2004 by Ord. No. 4823]

§ 216-7 Responsibility of licensees and their agents.

[Amended 6-8-2004 by Ord. No. 4823]
Each person, firm or corporation obtaining a license under the provisions of this chapter and/or each person, firm or corporation who is taking part in the sponsored event who either performs a service for the sponsoring agent or has contracted to do business with the sponsoring agent shall be responsible for any and all actions of its agents, employees and servants on the licensed premises.

§ 216-8 Application information.

The application to be filed as herein provided shall set forth the following:
A. 
The name of the applicant.
B. 
The sponsoring organization, if different than the applicant.
C. 
The names and residences of all officers, directors and stockholders of the applicant and sponsoring organization.
D. 
The financial arrangement between the applicant and sponsoring organization, i.e., division of profits.
E. 
If a contract exists between the applicant and sponsor, a copy of the contract must accompany the application.
F. 
The street address or other sufficient description of area upon which event is to be conducted.
G. 
The dates upon which the event is to be conducted and the hours of operation.
[Amended 6-8-2004 by Ord. No. 4823]
H. 
The name of the company and amount of liability insurance, which must be in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence and $50,000 property damage, and name of the insurance company carrying workers' compensation insurance, certificate of insurance to be furnished as to the foregoing.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 216-9 Revocation of license.

Any violation of any of the items set forth in § 216-6 above or of any other law, statute, ordinance, rule or regulation shall be sufficient grounds for the revocation of the license herein authorized, which revocation may be based upon reasonable grounds of a probable violation.

§ 216-10 Bonds and deposits. [1]

Upon the granting of the license herein authorized, the applicant therefor shall deposit with the Township Clerk a cash bond of $1,000 for each day authorized under the license, not to exceed, however, the sum of $2,500, in order to guarantee that, upon the termination of the event, the licensed premises, the immediate vicinity thereof and adjacent public roads will be broom-swept clean within 48 hours after the conclusion of the event. Upon a determination that the premises have been so cleaned, which said determination shall be made by the Superintendent of Public Works, the Township Clerk, upon said Superintendent filing a favorable written report, shall return the aforesaid cash bond to the applicant. In the event that the area has not been broom-swept clean within the aforesaid time, then and in that event the aforesaid cash bond shall be forfeited, and such failure to conform to this provision of this chapter shall constitute a violation thereof and shall subject the applicant, in addition to the above-mentioned forfeiture, to the penalties hereinafter provided for in this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 216-11 Duration of performances limited. [1]

No license shall authorize any such carnival, circus or traveling show to be conducted for a period in excess of three consecutive days.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 216-12 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-28-1986 by Ord. No. 3879; 4-26-1988 by Ord. No. 3963; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 3998[1]]
Any person violating any of provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or in any other place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for any term not exceeding 90 days or by a fine not exceeding $1,250 or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, to become effective on the effective date of this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).