[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Moreland Township 1-13-1947 by Ord. No. 142; amended 9-6-1988 by Ord. No. 1165 (Title 11, Ch. 2, of the 1977 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See § 140-38.
It shall be unlawful for any persons, firms or corporations to conduct or engage in any of the following businesses or enterprises: circuses, menageries, shows under canvas, carnivals, fairs, and minstrel or variety troupes giving public entertainment, without first having obtained from the Township of Upper Moreland a license.
All applications for licenses shall be made to the Township Building Inspector, who shall make an inspection of the premises or property where any of the above-enumerated businesses or enterprises shall be conducted, and it shall be the duty of the Building Inspector to signify upon said application his approval or disapproval of the issuance of a license.
Upon the approval of application for a license by the Building Inspector and upon the payment by the applicant of the sum as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners, which sum shall be paid into the Township treasury for the use of the said Township, a license shall be issued to the said applicant, which shall be for the period of one month or fractional part thereof. Nonprofit organizations shall be exempt from the payment of fees but shall comply with all other requirements.
No license shall be issued to any applicant if the Building Inspector, after the filing of the application and an inspection of the property to be used for said business, had disapproved the issuance of said license.
Any persons, firms or corporations who shall conduct or engage in the business or enterprise of operating circuses, menageries, shows under canvas, carnivals, fairs and minstrel or variety troupes giving public entertainment without the license required by this chapter first having been obtained, or who shall fail to comply with any of the requirements of the license or of this chapter, shall be liable, on conviction thereof, to a fine or penalty not less than $50 nor more than $600 for each and every offense. And whenever such persons, firms or corporations shall have been notified by the Building Inspector or by service of summons in a prosecution, or in any other way, that he is committing such violation of this chapter, each day in which he is continuing such violation after such notification shall constitute a separate offense punishable by a like fine or penalty. Such fines or penalties shall be collected as like fines or penalties are now by law collected.