[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bridgeport 8-2-1955 by Ord. No. 219, approved 8-2-1955 (Ch. 88 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975]
No person, either as principal or agent, shall conduct within the Borough of Bridgeport, for gain, fairs, bazaars, concerts, moving pictures, boxing matches, sparring exhibitions, circuses or street parades in connection therewith, theaters, music or dance halls, skating rinks, merry-go-rounds, moving picture places or other entertainment or exhibitions; conduct an auction house; conduct a transient retail business for the sale of merchandise specially brought into this Borough for such sale and represented to be the stock of a bankrupt or an assignee or of one about to quit the business of damaged goods; or collect, sell, bargain for or peddle rags, junk, paper or other secondhand articles of rubbish, without first having obtained a license therefor from the Mayor of the Borough of Bridgeport.
[Amended 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 475, approved 2-14-1984; 12-13-1988 by Ord. No. 505, approved 12-13-1988]
Application for a license for public entertainment, business or enterprise, as provided in this chapter, shall be made to the Mayor, who shall have authority to issue the same in advance of such entertainment, business or enterprise, and upon issuance of such license, the fee, which shall be for the Borough of Bridgeport, shall be paid to the Mayor by the person to whom such license is issued or by his agent. The rates for such licenses shall be as set from time to time by resolution by the Borough Council.
Editor's Note: This ordinance removed specific fees from the Borough's Code; the current fees resolution of the Borough is on file in the office of the Borough Secretary.
The Mayor shall, monthly, make returns to the Borough Council at its regular meeting of the licenses issued during the preceding month, including the list of names and addresses of licensees, and shall pay over such license fees to the Borough Treasurer.
No license shall be required for any fair, entertainment, exhibition or amusement given by or for the benefit of churches, local fire companies, hospitals or other charitable organizations or institutions.
[Amended 8-12-1975 by Ord. No. 419, approved 8-15-1975; 3-14-1989 by Ord. No. 507, approved 3-14-1989]
Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this chapter before any Magisterial District Judge shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for such separate offense.