Borough of Chambersburg, PA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Borough of Chambersburg as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-22-1931; amended in its entirety 9-22-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-10]

§ 119-1 Carnivals limited.

A carnival, defined for this chapter as a traveling amusement show, festival, event, or other similar form of entertainment that typically includes rides, games and/or sideshows, may be permitted as follows:
Private property. On private property, provided that:
The operator or host, successfully completes and obtains a land use permit, pursuant to Chapter 300;
The event is of a duration not to exceed one day; and
The event commences after dawn and concludes before dusk; or
Municipal property. On municipal property, such as a park or municipal parking lot, provided that:
The Borough Manager, in his or her sole and absolute discretion, approves of the event;
The event is of a duration not to exceed one day; and
The event commences after dawn and concludes before dusk.

§ 119-2 Violations and penalties.

Any person and/or entity violating § 119-1 shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a summary offense and sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorney fees, and, in the event of default of payment, such violator may be sentenced to imprisonment for a period not to exceed five days. Each day and/or each violation by the same person and/or entity shall be considered a new and separate violation of the Code of the Borough of Chambersburg.
[Adopted 2-11-1976 by Ord. No. 76-42]

§ 119-3 Word usage.

The word "person," as used in this article, shall mean any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation. The singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.

§ 119-4 License required for circuses or similar entertainments.

No person shall exhibit, show, conduct or operate, at any place in the Borough of Chambersburg, or cause or permit to be exhibited, shown, conducted or operated in any place within the Borough owned, leased, managed or controlled by him, any circus or similar public entertainment, unless the same shall have been licensed according to the provisions of this article.

§ 119-5 License fee; inspections.

[Amended 6-13-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-05]
Any person desiring a license in order to conduct a circus or similar public entertainment shall procure a license from the Borough Secretary and shall pay, for the use of the Borough, a fee for each day on which the circus or similar public entertainment is to take place. Fees assessable by the Borough for the administration and enforcement undertaken pursuant to this article and the Code shall be established by the Borough by resolution from time to time. Current fees are available from the office of the Borough Secretary. At the time of procuring such license, the person applying for such license shall agree to cooperate with those Borough officials who are to inspect the premises during construction or erection of the circus or similar public entertainment.

§ 119-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this article or who shall refuse any of the necessary inspections by Borough officials shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 30 days, provided each day that a violation is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 119-7 Waiver of requirements.

The license fee hereinbefore imposed shall be waived for a circus or similar entertainment given for a charitable, educational, benevolent or religious purpose or for a local benefit.