[R.O. 2009 §5.08.10; Ord. No. 4047 §1, 1979]
As used in this Chapter and unless otherwise defined or distinctly expressed, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings set out herein:
- ADMISSION CHARGE
- Any charge for the right or privilege to any amusement or entertainment or admission to or entry to any area or facility where amusement or entertainment is conducted.
- AMUSEMENT OR ENTERTAINMENT
- Includes, but is not limited to, carnivals, circuses, and pony rides for which an admission or fee is charged.
- Includes any individual, firm, corporation, company, partnership or association.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.020; Ord. No. 4047 §2, 1979]
A permit must be obtained in order to conduct any amusement or entertainment within the limits of the City.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.030; Ord. No. 4047 §3(a), 1979]
Every person proposing to conduct or engage in any amusement or entertainment or a duly elected officer of any corporation or organization proposing to conduct such amusement or entertainment shall apply in writing to the City Clerk for a permit on behalf of such person and shall complete an application form as may be established by the City Manager and shall obtain an occupation license as otherwise provided by law.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.040; Ord. No. 4047 §3(b), 1979]
No permit shall be issued to conduct an amusement or entertainment until the City Manager has determined that the proposed location for the conduct of such amusement or entertainment complies with the zoning ordinances.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.050; Ord. No. 4047 §3(c), 1979]
All applicants shall state on their application that they will indemnify the City for any claim resulting from the operation of the amusement or entertainment and each application shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance, showing the City as a named insured, covering any damage or liability to the City which may be caused by the operation of the amusement or entertainment with a one million dollar ($1,000,000.00) combined single limit.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.060; Ord. No. 4047 §3(d), 1979]
The City Manager may refuse to issue a permit to any amusement or entertainment, the operation of which does not comply with this Chapter.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.070; Ord. No. 4047 §3(e), 1979]
Upon determination that the proposed amusement or entertainment shall comply with this Chapter, the City Manager shall issue a permit and shall notify the applicant.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.080; Ord. No. 4047 §5, 1979]
Any permit issued pursuant to this Chapter may be revoked by the City Manager upon his/her determination that the amusement or entertainment is being operated or conducted in violation of this Chapter or in violation of rules and regulations established and promulgated pursuant thereto or is so conducted or operated as to endanger substantially the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Sikeston.
[R.O. 2009 §5.08.090; Ord. No. 4047 §4, 1979]
Any amusement or entertainment conducted pursuant to this Chapter shall comply with the following rules:
Hours of operation shall be limited from 9:00 A.M. to Midnight, Mondays through Fridays and from 9:00 A.M. to 1:30 A.M. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Adequate restroom facilities shall be provided on the premises of such amusement or entertainment. Such facilities may be of a temporary nature.
All electrical wiring and lighting must be approved by the City Engineer, Building Inspector or their representative.
Adequate facilities for the disposal of trash and debris shall be provided on the premises.
The premises shall be inspected prior to operation by the Director of Public Safety or his/her representative to determine that the requirements of this Chapter and any other ordinance of the City applicable to public rooms and buildings have been complied with.
The area of premises where such amusement or entertainment is conduced shall be cleaned and policed after the cessation of such amusement or entertainment and all trash, litter and debris shall be removed.