[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Harrington Park 6-16-2008 by Ord. No. 627. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The film company will request a permit, in writing, directed to the Borough of Harrington Park, which shall be reviewed by the Mayor and Council, at least 10 days prior to the date of filming at a regularly scheduled Council meeting. In such notification, the film company shall advise of the filming dates, exact location, and name and contact information of the person in charge of filming, and name of insurance carrier.
The cost of the permit shall be $75. The permit shall be valid for up to two consecutive days of filming. No filming is permitted for more than two days without a permit extension, and no more than two permits will be issued to any one property in any twelve-month period for purposes of the filming referenced herein.
The fee for filming in Harrington Park shall be $1,500 per event, payable to the Borough of Harrington Park before filming begins.
If it is required that one or more officers from the Harrington Park Police Department be present on or near the filming location, then the film company will compensate the Borough for overtime pay for any police officer (at their respective, contracted overtime rate of pay) posted in the vicinity due to filming for the period of time the crew is on site. The production company shall file with the Chief of Police a copy of the attached Film Permit Police Review form. If after review the Chief determines that police presence will be required, the Chief shall so note on the form, and an escrow as established by the Chief for that purpose shall be deposited with the Chief Financial Officer before any filming is to begin. In the event, after filming begins, the Chief of Police determines that police presence is required, then he shall immediately amend the permit, requiring the appropriate escrow, and post the necessary police personnel.
Editor's Note: The Film Permit Police Review form is included as an attachment to this chapter.
Five days before any filming begins, the production company or owner of the property to be utilized shall notify all neighbors on the block and all properties within 200 feet of the location of the date and times of the proposed filming. Such notice shall be by regular mail posted seven days before the date of filming or by personal service effective as of the date of delivery. Before any work is done, the filming company must provide the Borough with proof of insurance.
There is to be no work and/or noise before 7:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m.
The entire area is to be cleaned up of food, litter, etc., before the crew leaves each day, including the street where any of the vehicles belonging to the company or crew have been parked.
There is to be no overnight storage of any film company or crew vehicles on Harrington Park streets; in addition, the film company shall not, without the written authorization of the Borough of Harrington Park, use any public property for storage or parking of vehicles or equipment. At all times streets shall remain unimpeded, and no parking shall be allowed in any manner that would impede access to the streets by any emergency vehicle or vehicle of a resident.
[Amended 4-18-2011 by Ord. No. 658]
Violation of this chapter shall subject the production company to the penalties as set forth in Chapter 164, Fines and Penalties, per violation.