[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport 12-8-1975 as Ch. 18 of the 1975 Code; amended in its entirety 5-24-2018 by L.L. No. 4-2018. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 115.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being concerned for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Greenport and the public that otherwise are within the jurisdiction of the Village of Greenport, and being cognizant of the difficulties in the concentration and gatherings of persons in public places and also in private and commercial places of public occupancy; has enacted this chapter.
Mass assembly permit (Board of Trustees). No person, group of persons, partnership, association or corporation, or any combination thereof, shall maintain, conduct, promote or operate on any public lands or public property any use thereof for the purposes of mass public gatherings or assemblies, except pursuant to a special permit issued by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport as hereinafter provided.
No person shall authorize or engage in any parade or exhibition upon any street or public grounds in the Village without first having obtained a permit from the Village Board of Trustees and approval of the Town of Southold Police Department, if such approval is required.
Temporary change of use or occupancy permit (Fire Marshal). No owner, lessee, licensee or other person, partnership, association or corporation having any right to or interest in any real property within the jurisdiction of the Village of Greenport shall license, rent, lease, or otherwise permit the use of such real property or any part thereof for a use, level or classification of occupancy other than that for which the premises was approved by the Village, except pursuant to a special permit issued by the Village Fire Marshal as hereinafter provided. The Fire Marshall may issue up to six special permits per premises per calendar year, and each special permit shall specify the permitted use and occupancy and the duration thereof, and any conditions or limitations of the permit.
The applicant shall file a verified application with the Village Clerk of the Village of Greenport at least 60 days prior to the date or dates upon which such event is to take place and not later than March 15 of the same year of the use to request the use of Mitchell Park.
The application shall state:
Description of the event and location or premises where event is requested to be located.
The number of persons expected to attend such event and the location thereof.
The date or dates thereof.
The duration of the event.
The means of accommodating the said persons as to:
Food, if food service is part of the event.
Shelter (if overnight stay is requested).
Facilities for toilet and other personal sanitary needs for men and women.
Emergency first aid.
Parking of cars, showing the means of ingress, egress and parking areas for gatherings of 100 or more persons.
Provision for public safety, guards or special police assisting in the control of traffic and the supervision of those persons attending the event, for outdoor events.
The Board of Trustees, for a public assembly permit, and the Village of Greenport Fire Marshal, for a temporary change of the use and occupancy of a premises for a use that is otherwise legal of the premises involved, after considering the application and after due investigation and inspection, and after considering the facts and circumstances in the premises, may issue a special permit upon such terms and conditions as the Board of Trustees and/or the Fire Marshal deems necessary and proper to ensure the public health, safety and welfare.
Nothing contained herein shall be deemed or construed so as to prevent the enforcement of any other remedy at law, concurrent or otherwise, available to the Board of Trustees or other law enforcement authority to avoid or prevent any violation or attempted violation of this chapter, such as but not limited to an injunction or restraining order.
This chapter is in addition to any other law, ordinance or regulation affecting the subject matter herein and is not in limitation thereof.
Any person, group of persons, partnership, association or corporation, individually or collectively, who shall violate or aid in, take part in or assist in the violation of this chapter shall be subject to a maximum fine of $250 for a first offense, a maximum fine of $1,000 for a second offense within one year of the first offense, and a maximum fine of $2,500 for a third or subsequent offense within one year of the first offense.