Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken 6-28-1995 by Ord. No. 95-33. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Circuses — See Ch. 128.
Parades — See Ch. 218.
Use of Township facilities — See Ch. 226, Art. III.
Within the Township of Pennsauken in the County of Camden, no person, firm, company, corporation, club or association shall promote, operate or conduct any agricultural fair and exhibition without having first obtained and validly retaining a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
Application for a license shall be made to the Township Clerk by the person, firm, company, corporation, club or association which will receive the major portion of either the gross or net proceeds of the function and shall contain the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
The location and capacity of the function site.
C. 
Copy of State Department of Agriculture approval.
D. 
A description of the precautionary arrangements for the orderly entrance and exit of patrons and for their safety during the function, including policing arrangements for interior and exterior of the function site.
E. 
Proof of adequate liability insurance coverage and workmen's compensation coverage where required for circuses, carnivals or other traveling shows to be conducted out of doors or under tents pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.1.
F. 
Such other information as the license issuing agent may reasonably require.
G. 
A copy, certified under penalty of perjury to be true, of any contract or agreement between the applicant and any other person, firm, company, corporation, club or association designated to receive any part of the proceeds of the function.
Each application for an agricultural fair shall be accompanied by a fee of $1,000, together with additional fees in accordance with N.J.S.A. 5:8-126, for each license covered by the Office of Amusement Games Control of the State of New Jersey.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
Each applicant for an agricultural fair agrees, due to the unique operation and the demands placed upon the Township government, to compensate the Township for the deployment of the following personnel to ensure the safety and well-being of the Township residents as well as the motoring public:
(1) 
Pennsauken police personnel to provide traffic control and overall public safety responsibilities.
(2) 
Fire fighters to provide fire watch.
(3) 
Code enforcement to ensure compliance with the licensing requirements.
(4) 
Any other personnel that the Township deems necessary to protect the public interest.
B. 
The Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken, through the Administrator, Chief of Police, Chief of the Fire Department and the Chief of the Emergency Medical Services unit, will have the final authority for determining the level of public safety personnel to be deployed at the expense of the applicant to protect the public safety and well-being of the community.
The Township Clerk and the license holder shall be governed by the following statutes, rules and regulations:
A. 
The capacity of the function site for the particular function shall be determined by the appropriate Township personnel from a structural, fire and general safety standpoint. No license shall be issued for a greater capacity than has been determined. No capacity shall be permitted greater than that for which a license was issued.
B. 
Adequate precautions and arrangements shall be made for the orderly entrance and exit of patrons and for their safety during the function.
C. 
No license shall be transferable as to person or place or valid for a date not specifically set forth therein.
D. 
Any licensee dispensing food and/or beverage must obtain a sanitation license in accordance with § 333-21E of the Township Code.
E. 
Any license issued hereunder may be revoked by the Township Administrator for failure to maintain order and decorum, for conducting a licensed function in such a manner as to create a public nuisance or hazard to the general public or for failure to comply with this chapter and all other applicable Township ordinances and regulations. The Township Administrator, acting on behalf of the Township Committee, shall accept recommendations from the Police Chief, Fire Chief and Chief of Emergency Medical Services as to their respective expertise concerning the authority to revoke a license.
F. 
Proof shall be furnished the Township of liability insurance coverage of at least $200,000/$400,000 and workers' compensation coverage where required for circuses, carnivals or other traveling shows to be conducted out of doors or under tents pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:52-1.1.
G. 
Any applicant whose application is denied, revoked or capacity limited may appeal the action of the Township Administrator to the Township Committee by filing written notice of such application with the Township Clerk. Hearing on such appeal shall be conducted by the Township Committee at its first regular meeting held at least 24 hours after the filing of the notice. The Township Committee, in its determination, shall be controlled by the provisions hereof but may grant a conditional license and shall make its findings and decision at the close of the hearing.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,250 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day that any violation continues shall be considered a new and separate violation of this chapter.