[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greene 9-11-1950; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquility by regulating mass gatherings within the Village of Greene.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MASS GATHERING
- Any assemblage or gathering of people at a carnival, circus or other public amusement of a temporary nature to which a charge or contribution is made for admission or in connection with which a charge is made for the use or enjoyment of any facility.
No person shall hold or promote, by advertising or otherwise, a mass gathering unless a permit shall have been issued therefor by the Clerk of the Village of Greene, with the consent of the Village Board, as herein provided.
A permit under this section may be issued upon written application by the person who will promote or hold the mass gathering, which application may be in letter form and shall identify the area and location of such mass gathering, the name and address of the person or persons holding or promoting the same, the date or dates thereof and such other information relating thereto as the Clerk may require. Such application shall be further accompanied by such additional plans, reports, specifications and other matter as may be required by the Clerk respecting the provisions of water supply and sewerage facilities, drainage, refuse storage and disposal facilities, sleeping areas and facilities, food service, medical facilities and fire protection.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section, the Clerk and/or Village Board may, in their discretion, deny any application for such permit upon their determination that the police facilities of the Village of Greene are or would be insufficient or inadequate to fully protect the public safety and property or upon their determination that the public peace, tranquility and good order is likely to be unduly disturbed.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section, the Clerk of the Village of Greene, with the consent of the Village Board, may, in his discretion, upon application by any not-for-profit organization, charitable organization or educational organization, waive the fee as required by § 72-6 hereof and issue the permit without fee or bond in the event that he shall deem that public safety and property will be protected and that the public peace, tranquility and good order will not be disturbed.
No mass gathering authorized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall extend for a period in excess of seven consecutive days.
Any permit granted hereunder may be revoked by the Clerk of the Village of Greene or person designated by him if he finds that the mass gathering for which the permit is issued is maintained, operated or occupied in violation of the plans, if the law or the Sanitary Code of the State of New York or of the health district in which such mass gathering takes place.
A fee for each permit must be deposited with the Clerk upon the filing of such application. The fee schedule will be established by the Board of Trustees. The total fee shall be retained by the Village of Greene in the event that the permit is granted. In the event that the permit is denied or the applicant shall withdraw the application, 1/2 of such fee shall be retained by the Village of Greene and the balance returned to the applicant.
A failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation, and the violator shall be liable to a fine of not more than $250 for each violation. For the purposes of this section, each day of a continuing violation shall be deemed a separate violation.