Township of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Boonton 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 357. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 82.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 112.

§ 58-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CARNIVAL, BAZAAR, FAIR orSHOW
Any assembly, exhibition, fair, display or show, including Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, amusements, games of chance or skill, feats of horsemanship, exhibitions, performances or sales of goods, for charitable benefits grouped together and carried on for a short period of time in the open air or under temporary structures or elsewhere.

§ 58-2 License required.

No bazaar, fair, concert, exhibit, show or carnival shall be operated within the Township of Boonton without a license being first obtained in the manner hereinafter described, and the same shall not be operated in Boonton Township without prior approval of the Township Committee.

§ 58-3 Application for license; fee.

A. 
Any person, group of persons, association, corporation or other entity desiring a license to conduct one of the events enumerated above shall first present an application to the Township Clerk, setting forth the name, address, purpose for which such license is requested, the association, business, entity or group the applicant represents, the dates and hours of the events and consent of the owner of the property where the proposed venture will be conducted.
B. 
Such application shall be accompanied by a license fee as set forth in Chapter 82, Fees.
[Amended 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 405]
C. 
The application shall be referred to the Chief of Police of the Township of Boonton or his agent for comment and approval regarding permission for particular activities and impact on traffic, peace and safety of the residents of the Township. Such application shall be presented at least 15 days prior to the meeting of the Township Committee at which meeting the application is to be considered.

§ 58-4 Bond required; insurance; other requirements.

A. 
Applications for a license must be accompanied by a cash bond in the amount of $1,500 prior to approval by the Township Committee. The cash bond amount can be amended, established or waived by the Township Committee. Such bond shall obligate the applicant to care for the condition of the facility and to guarantee general cleanup within 24 hours of termination of the event.
B. 
A certificate of insurance covering public liability coverage in an amount of not less than $1,000,000 for any one accident at the time such event will be operating shall be delivered as well as workmen's compensation and comprehensive insurance as deemed adequate by the Township Committee.
C. 
The applicant will provide for and specify arrangements for first aid, emergency, security and fire protection during the period of the work, which arrangements shall be reviewed by the Chief of Police and Fire Chief and thereafter approved by the Township Committee.

§ 58-5 Violations and penalties.

[Added 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 405; amended 4-9-2007 by Ord. No. 739]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject, upon conviction, to the penalties provided in § 1-15 of this Code.