[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Waynesboro 7-21-1993 by Ord. No. 950. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Carnivals and circuses — See Ch. 117.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any procession or moving assemblage upon any street or public thoroughfare, other than routine vehicular traffic or a funeral procession.
Permits shall be required upon the following conditions:
No person or organization shall engage and participate in, aid, form, or conduct any street parade without first obtaining a permit from the Borough.
A person or organization seeking a parade permit shall file an application with the Borough Manager not more than 180 days prior to the date of the event.
Parade permit applications shall be approved by the Borough of Waynesboro.
Groups requesting parades or walks along public rights-of-way way shall obtain the advice of the Police Department of the Borough of Waynesboro as to the safety, route and potential traffic control problems, and shall utilize same insofar as practicable in their request.
Groups wishing to occupy or use state highways will be responsible to obtain all required PennDOT or other necessary permits.
Representatives of the state, county or local law enforcement services, veterans' organizations or entities involved in the national defense may display or carry weapons upon approval by Borough Council.
The proposal shall include a program for cleanup of the parade route by the group. The group should outline its procedures and methods for cleaning up the parade route.
The proposal shall note arrangements which have been made regarding policing, supervision and public safety. Arrangements must be approved by the Chief of Police and, if necessary, the Fire Chief.
Council will consider all ramifications to the public prior to permitting or denying the requests, or shall place added conditions as they deem necessary.
Standards for issuance of permits. The Borough Council of Waynesboro shall issue a permit as provided for hereunder, from consideration of the application and from such other information as otherwise may be obtained, provided the following:
The conducting of the parade will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route.
The conducting of the parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the Borough to properly police the line of movement in the areas contiguous thereto, as to prevent adequate protection to the Borough.
The conducting of the parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of ambulances as to prevent adequate ambulance service to portions of the Borough other than that to be occupied by the proposed line of marching and areas contiguous thereto.
The concentration of persons, animals and vehicles at assembly points of the parade will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance services to, areas contiguous to such assembly areas.
The conducting of such parade will not interfere with the movement of fire fighting equipment enroute to a fire.
The conducting of the parade is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property, to provoke disorderly conduct, or create a disturbance. Demonstrated past conduct shall be considered in evaluating this criteria.
The parade is scheduled to move from its point of origin to its point of termination expeditiously and without unreasonable delays enroute.
The parade is not designed to be held primarily for private profit.
Time limit on decision. The Borough of Waynesboro shall act upon the application for parade permit within 45 days after the filing thereof. If the Borough of Waynesboro disapproves the application, a notice shall be mailed within 10 days of the denial.
Appeals. Any person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal the denial of a parade permit to the Borough Council. An appeal shall be taken within five days after the notice, and Council shall act upon the appeal at the next scheduled Council meeting.
Any person violating this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $300, plus costs of prosecution.