[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cortland 8-5-1969 as Ch. 15, Art. II, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 245.
No funeral, procession or parade containing any number of persons or vehicles, excepting the forces of the United States or of this state, shall occupy, march on or proceed along any street, highway, sidewalk or any other public place of any description and wherever situate, except in accordance with a permit issued by the Chief of Police and such other applicable regulations as are provided for or set forth in this chapter.
Application for the permit provided for in Section 15-12 shall be made in writing upon a suitable form prescribed and furnished by the Police Department and shall set forth the route of the parade or procession and the time thereof.
The Chief of Police shall, after due investigation of the application for permit provided for herein, grant a permit for a parade, procession or funeral subject, however, to the applicable provisions of this chapter.
Disorderly character. The Chief of Police shall not grant a permit provided for herein where he has good reason to believe that the proposed parade or procession will be disorderly in character or will tend to disturb the public peace.
Congestion of traffic. The Chief of Police shall not grant a permit for the use of any street or public place, or material portion thereof, which is ordinarily subject to great congestion or traffic and is chiefly of a business or mercantile character, except on those holidays or Sundays when the places of business along the proposed route are closed, or on other days between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. next following.
Each permit issued as provided in this chapter shall designate specifically the route through which the parade, procession or funeral shall move, and may also specify the width of the roadway to be used, and may include such rules and regulations as the Chief of Police shall deem to be necessary.
Special permits for occasions of extraordinary public interest not annual or customary, or not so intended to be, may be granted by the mayor for any street or public place, and for any day or hour.
A funeral composed of a procession of vehicles shall be identified as such by the display upon the outside of each vehicle of identifying insignia of a type approved by the Chief of Police, or by such other method as may be designated by the Chief of Police.
Each driver in a funeral or other procession shall drive as near to the right edge of the roadway as practical and shall follow the vehicle ahead as close as is practical and safe.
The chief officer in charge of any procession, parade or funeral for which a permit has been granted hereunder shall be responsible for the strict observance of all rules, regulations and conditions set forth in said permit.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the ordinary and necessary movements of the United States Army, United States Navy, United States Air Force, National Guard, Police Department or Fire Department.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation, punishable by a fine not exceeding $25 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.