[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford 7-9-1970 as L.L. No. 1-1970. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is adopted for the purpose of protecting, preserving and assuring the health, welfare, safety and morals of the residents and inhabitants of the Town of Stanford and sojourners therein, as well as preventing riots, disorderly crowds and/or assemblies therein, unsafe, unsanitary or other conditions leading to creating, causing, inciting or making possible a threat to the health, welfare and safety of the Town, its orderly administration and control by duly elected, acting or authorized officers, agents and/or employees and the prevention of the spread of disease and the creation of unhealthy conditions, the violation of sanitary requirements, the elimination of excessive crowds, traffic congestion and/or other such hazards to the public safety and welfare and the preservation of the peace in said Town, its residents, inhabitants, property owners, both public and private and sojourners therein, together with the protection of public property in said Town and the general health, welfare, safety and morals of the towns surrounding, adjacent or near to the Town of Stanford, in the County of Dutchess and the state, county and Town roads and/or highways leading thereto and therefrom.
No public or private assembly, group, gathering, crowd or congregation of people within the confines of the Town of Stanford shall be permitted or allowed in excess of 3,000 in number upon any property, land or parcel of land, whether improved or not and whether contiguous or not, without a permit therefor being obtained as hereinafter provided.
Application for permit. The application for a permit shall be in writing and signed by the applicant and shall be accompanied by a fee of $100. It shall state:
The name and address of the applicant.
The name and address of each partner if the applicant is a partnership.
The name and address of each officer and director if the applicant is a corporation.
A complete description of the premises upon which the public or private assembly, group, gathering, crowd or congregation is to be located, and the proposed date or dates same is to be held, including site plan for the utilization of such premises, showing parking areas, sanitary facilities, curb cuts, manner and means of shelter, supervision and for granting food and water supply, medical facilities and facilities for the prevention of fire and, in addition thereto, such other requirements as are deemed necessary by the below-mentioned agencies, whose approval must be secured before the application is submitted to the Town Clerk of the Town of Stanford: the Planning Board of the Town of Stanford, the Dutchess County Board of Health, the office of the Sheriff of the County of Dutchess and the Fire District within which the subject premises are located. Approval by such agencies shall be indicated by endorsement on said application.
The name and address of the owner or owners of such premises.
The application, after having been approved by said agencies, shall be filed with the Town Clerk at least 10 days prior to the next regular meeting of the Town Board. The applicant and all other parties interested shall appear at said Town Board meeting. All such applications shall, after investigation and after a public hearing, be approved or rejected by the Town Board after which the application shall be filed with the Town Clerk and the applicant notified in writing by the Town Clerk of the action taken thereon.
The Town Clerk of the Town of Stanford, only upon approval of such application by the Town Board, shall issue a permit.
No such permit shall be secured, granted or given unless:
The applicant or applicants, or if a corporation, all the officers thereof, shall have made, executed, acknowledged and delivered to said Town Clerk a surety bond in form and content satisfactory to the Town Attorney of the Town of Stanford, the same to be a surety bond in the penal sum of not less than $50,000 to assure complete compliance with this chapter and with any and all terms and conditions imposed by any of the aforesaid agencies whose approval must first be secured. Said surety bond shall be signed by the applicant or applicants as principals and signed by a commercial surety company satisfactory to said Town Attorney as surety.
There shall be delivered to said Town Clerk a liability insurance policy naming said Town as an insured in the amounts of $500,000/$1,000,000 and covering the assembly as set forth in the application. Said policy shall be in form and content and written by a company all satisfactory to said Town Attorney.
Any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 for each violation or by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by both fine and imprisonment.