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Village of Cassopolis, MI
Cass County
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No person shall install or maintain any newsrack which, in whole or in part, rests upon, in or over any public right-of-way or other public property, without first obtaining a permit therefor from the Village Manager. An amended application for such permit shall be filed with the Village Manager in the event that additional newsracks are installed in the Village or removed from the Village by the applicant subsequent to the issuing of the original permit by the Village.
Not more than one permit shall be required for each applicant regardless of the number of newsracks proposed to be installed or maintained.
Applications for permits required by this division shall be filed with the Village Manager upon printed forms to be prescribed and supplied by him. The application shall be signed by the applicant and shall state the following:
The name and address of the applicant;
The number of newsracks and location of the proposed installation or maintenance of the newsracks;
The date that the newsracks are proposed to be installed or maintained;
The nature, type and model of the newsracks proposed to be installed or maintained;
That the application agrees, upon expiration or revocation of the permit, to immediately restore the public right-of-way or other public property to its condition prior to the installation or maintenance of the newsracks;
The name address and telephone number of a responsible individual whom the Village may notify or contact at any time concerning the applicant's newsracks;
Any additional information which the Village Manager may deem necessary for the proper disposition of the application.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Prior to the issuance of a permit, the applicant shall pay an annual permit fee provided by resolution of the Village Council. The fee required shall apply to each newsrack installed or maintained by the applicant. In addition to the annual permit fee, each applicant shall pay an inspection fee in the amount established by resolution for each newly installed or relocated newsrack. Existing newsracks previously permitted and inspected are specifically exempt from this inspection fee.
In addition to the permit application, each applicant shall also execute a document, approved as to form by the Village Attorney, agreeing to hold the Village, its officers, employees and agents free and harmless from any claim, demand or judgment in favor of any person, arising out of the location of any newsrack located upon, in or over a public right-of-way or other public property, and deposit with the Village Clerk a certificate of insurance evidencing that a liability insurance policy in minimum amounts set by the Village Council has been issued, naming the Village as an additional insured, and containing a provision that the policy cannot be cancelled except upon 20 days' written notice to the city of the fact of such cancellation. If such insurance is cancelled at any time during the time the newsrack is installed or maintained on public property, such newsrack shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
Each permit shall be issued only to the person by the permittee. If any permittee assigns his permit to another, the permit will be deemed revoked as of the time of the attempted assignment.
Each permit shall be valid for a period of one year, and shall be renewed in the same manner set forth in this division for original applications.