[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Harding 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 4-83 (Ch. 181 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Walk-a-thon/Bike-a-thon Ordinance of the Township of Harding."
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHIEF OF POLICE
- The Chief of Police of the Township of Harding.
- Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- The Township of Harding.
- Any procession on foot or by bike consisting of a minimum of 25 persons in or upon any street, park or other public place in the Township.
- WALK-A-THON/BIKE-A-THON PERMIT
- A permit as required by this chapter.
No person shall engage in, form or start any walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon, unless a permit shall have been obtained from the Chief of Police.
Exceptions. This chapter shall not apply to:
A person seeking issuance of a walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon permit shall file an application with the Chief of Police on forms provided by such officer. An application for a permit shall be filed with the Chief of Police not less than 10 days nor more than 60 days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon.
The Chief of Police shall issue a permit as provided for hereunder when, from a consideration of the application and from such other information as may otherwise be obtained, he finds that:
The conduct of the proposed activities will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route.
The conduct of the proposed activities will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the Township to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police protection to the Township.
The conduct of the proposed activities will not require the diversion of ambulance service to portions of the Township, other than that to be occupied by the proposed line of march and areas contiguous thereto.
The concentration of persons and vehicles at assembly points will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance service to, areas contiguous to such assembly areas.
The conduct of the proposed activities will not interfere with the movement of fire-fighting equipment en route to a fire.
The conduct of the proposed activities are not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property, to provoke disorderly conduct, create a disturbance or create litter.
The proposed activities are scheduled to move from point of origin to point of termination expeditiously and without unreasonable delays en route.
The proposed activities are not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods or event, and are not designed to be held purely for private profit.
Any person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal the denial of a walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon permit to the Township. The appeal shall be taken within 10 days after notice. The Township Committee shall act upon the appeal within 20 days after its receipt.
The Chief of Police, in denying a request for a walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon permit, shall be empowered to authorize the conduct of the proposed activities on a date, at a time or over a route different from that proposal.
The Chief of Police shall have the authority to revoke a walk-a-thon/bike-a-thon permit issued hereunder upon application of the standards for issuance as herein set forth.
[Amended 3-12-1990 by Ord. No. 1-90; 4-12-1993 by Ord. No. 4-93]
Each person requesting a permit shall pay a fee as provided in Chapter 171, Fees, to Harding Township, except that no fee shall be charged to a person applying on behalf of an eleemosynary or nonprofit organization.