[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington 5-15-1972 (Sec. 7-3 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall conduct a circus, fair, carnival, rodeo or similar public exhibition within the township without having first obtained a license and paid the required license fee.
The fee for a license under this chapter shall be $25 for each day the activity is to be conducted. Religious, charitable, fraternal and similar nonprofit organizations conducting activities licensed by this chapter in order to raise money for charity or some other public purpose or for the entertainment or recreation of the residents of the township shall not be required to pay any fee, but shall comply with all other provisions of this chapter.
In addition to general data required, an application for a license under this chapter shall contain the following information:
The date or dates and the hours during which the licensed activity will be conducted.
A list of all the games, attractions, contents or performances that will be included in the activity to be conducted, a general description of each and, if not operated by the licensee or his employees, the name and address of the concessionaire or other person operating them.
A description of the off-street parking and sanitary facilities available at the location at which the activity is to be conducted.
Appropriate evidence that the licensee has made adequate provision for the payment of workmen's compensation to any of his employees who may be injured as required by N.J.S.A. 34:15-71.
In addition to all other investigations required, the premises at which the licensed activity is to be conducted shall be inspected by the Chief of Police or a police officer designated by him to determine if there is adequate off-street parking available and that the licensed activity can be conducted without undue interference with vehicular or pedestrian traffic on public streets. The application shall also be investigated by the Building Inspector and a representative of the Board of Health to determine if the licensed activity can be conducted without endangering public health or safety. All such officials shall report the results of their investigations to the Township Clerk within 14 days.
Upon receiving the results of the investigations, the Township Clerk shall transmit them, together with the information contained in the application for the license, to the Township Committee. The Township Committee shall approve or disapprove the application within a reasonable time. Upon the approval of the Township Committee and payment of the required licensed fee, the Clerk shall immediately issue the license. The license shall be valid only on the date or dates and during the hours set forth in the application.