City of Harrisonville, MO
Cass County
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[CC 1977 §23-89; Ord. No. 972 §2, 4-19-1972; Ord. No. 2338 §2, 2-3-1997; Ord. No. 2424 §2, 9-8-1997; Ord. No. 3511, 10-5-2020]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
BLOCK PARTY
A gathering of people upon not more than four (4) blocks of Harrisonville City streets, blocked off from traffic, for no more than eight (8) hours, and with a limited number of people in attendance for the purpose of celebrating an occasion or for neighborhood camaraderie and merriment.
BLOCK PARTY PERMIT
A permit as required by the provisions of this Chapter.
EVENT
A period cultural or entertainment occasion or festival which brings together the community for the purpose of entertainment, celebration and/or education.
EVENT PERMIT
A permit as required by the provisions of this Chapter.
PARADE
Any parade, march, ceremony, show, exhibition, pageant or procession of any kind or any similar display in or upon any street, park or other public place in the City.
PARADE PERMIT
A permit as required by the provisions of this Chapter.
[CC 1977 §23-90; Ord. No. 972 §3, 4-19-1972]
A. 
The provisions of this Article shall not apply to:
1. 
Funeral processions;
2. 
Students going to and from school classes or participating in educational activities, providing such conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities;
3. 
A governmental agency acting within the scope of its functions.
[CC 1977 §23-91; Ord. No. 972 §10, 4-19-1972]
No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct or impede, or interfere with any parade or parade assembly or with any person, vehicle or animal participating or used in a parade.
[CC 1977 §23-92; Ord. No. 972 §10, 4-19-1972]
No driver of a vehicle of any description shall drive between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade when such vehicles or persons are in motion and are conspicuously designated as a parade.
[CC 1977 §23-93; Ord. No. 972 §10, 4-19-1972]
The Chief of Police shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a highway or part thereof constituting a part of the route of a parade. The Chief of Police shall post signs to such effect, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation thereof. No person shall be liable for parking on a street unposted in violation of this Section.
[CC 1977 §23-94; Ord. No. 1852 §§1 — 4, 9-23-1991; Ord. No. 2296 §1, 9-23-1996]
A. 
This Section is in addition to the procedures and prohibitions contained in this Chapter of the Code of Ordinances of the City regarding parades and processions and any procedures, prohibitions and regulations contained in this Title III relating to same.
B. 
No person participating in a parade shall cause to circulate, distribute or disperse material of any kind along the parade route during and while the parade is in progress.
C. 
Any person who violates this Section upon conviction or a plea of guilty in court or any subsequent Appeals Court shall be punished as provided in Section 100.200 of this Code.
[CC 1977 §23-101; Ord. No. 972 §3, 4-19-1972]
No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or start any procession or event, unless a parade permit shall have been obtained from the Board of Aldermen.
[CC 1977 §23-102; Ord. No. 972 §4, 4-19-1972]
A person seeking issuance of a procession or event permit shall file an application with the City Clerk on forms provided by such officer.
[CC 1977 §23-103; Ord. No. 972 §4, 4-19-1972]
An application for a procession or event permit shall be filed not less than seven (7) days prior to a meeting of the Board of Aldermen. Such meeting shall be at least twenty (20) days prior to the proposed date of the parade to allow the Board to further investigate the matter as necessary.
[CC 1977 §23-104; Ord. No. 972 §4, 4-19-1972]
A. 
The application for a procession or event permit shall set forth the following information as applicable:
1. 
The name, address and telephone number of the person seeking to conduct such parade;
2. 
Purpose of event;
3. 
If the procession or event is proposed to be conducted for, on behalf of, or by an organization, the name, address and telephone number of the headquarters of the organization and of the authorized and responsible heads of such organization;
4. 
The name, address and telephone number of the person who will be the parade chairman and who will be responsible for its conduct;
5. 
The date when the parade is to be conducted;
6. 
The route to be traveled, the starting point and the termination point;
7. 
The approximate number of persons who, and animals and vehicles which, will constitute such parade, the type of animals and descriptions of the vehicles;
8. 
The hours when such procession or event will start and terminate;
9. 
A statement as to whether the procession or event will occupy all or only a portion of the width of the streets proposed to be traversed;
10. 
The location by streets of any assembly areas for such parade;
11. 
The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly areas;
12. 
The interval of space to be maintained between units of such parade;
13. 
If the procession or event is designed to be held by, and on behalf of or for, any person other than the applicant, the applicant for such permit shall file with the City Clerk a communication in writing from the person proposing to hold the procession or event, authorizing the applicant to apply for the permit on his/her behalf;
14. 
Location at which the event will be held; and
15. 
Any additional information which the Board of Aldermen shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should be issued.
[CC 1977 §23-105; Ord. No. 972 §5, 4-19-1972]
A. 
The Board of Aldermen shall issue a permit as provided for hereunder when, from a consideration of the application and from such other information as may otherwise be obtained, they find that:
1. 
The conduct of the procession or event will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route;
2. 
The conduct of the procession or event will not require the diversion of so great a number of Police Officers of the City to properly Police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent normal Police protection to the City;
3. 
The concentration of persons, animals and vehicles at assembly points of the procession or event will not unduly interfere with proper fire and Police protection of, or ambulance service to, areas contiguous to such assembly areas;
4. 
The conduct of such procession or event will not interfere with the movement of firefighting equipment enroute to a fire;
5. 
The conduct of the procession or event is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property, to provoke disorderly conduct or create a disturbance;
6. 
The procession or event is scheduled to move from its point of origin to its point of termination expeditiously and without unreasonable delays enroute;
7. 
The procession or event is not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods or event, and is not designed to be held purely for private profit.
[CC 1977 §23-107; Ord. No. 972 §7, 4-19-1972]
The Board of Aldermen, in denying an application for a procession or event permit, shall be empowered to authorize the conduct of a procession or event on a date, at a time, or over a route different from that named by the applicant. An applicant desiring to accept an alternate permit shall, within five (5) days after notice of the action of the Board of Aldermen, file a written notice of acceptance with the City Clerk. An alternate procession or event permit shall conform to the requirements of and shall have the effect of a procession or event permit under this Article.
[CC 1977 §23-109; Ord. No. 972 §9, 4-19-1972]
An applicant for a procession or event permit shall comply with all permit directions and conditions and with all applicable laws and ordinances.
[CC 1977 §23-110; Ord. No. 972 §9, 4-19-1972]
The procession or event chairman or other person heading or leading such activity shall carry the procession or event permit upon his/her person during the conduct of the procession or event and be present.
[CC 1977 §23-111; Ord. No. 972 §11, 4-19-1972]
The City shall have the authority to revoke a procession or event permit issued pursuant to this Article upon its' determination that the procession or event does not conform with the procession or event permit.
[CC 1977 §23-116; Ord. No. 2338 §1, 2-3-1997; Ord. No. 2424 §3, 9-8-1997]
A. 
Event organizers must provide proof of liability insurance in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) to the City Clerk at least fifteen (15) days prior to the event date. Failure to meet this requirement shall make the permit null and void.
B. 
Restrooms and trash receptacles shall be provided. Trash disposal is the responsibility of event organizers.
C. 
Food Vendors.
1. 
Only fires within an apparatus manufactured for the purpose in which it is being used shall be permitted in booths.
2. 
Each food vendor will remove all used cooking grease from event premises and dispose of it appropriately.
3. 
All food vendors cooking, heating or otherwise utilizing any source of heat must have at least one (1) dry chemical fire extinguisher in booth area at all times.
4. 
Only UL approved heavy gauge extension cords rated for outside use can be used in event booths.
5. 
Booth participants are responsible for daily cleanup of their areas.
[Ord. No. 3511, 10-5-2020]
A. 
Any resident of Harrisonville seeking to host a block party shall complete and sign a block party application and packet and shall file the same with the City Clerk not less than seven (7) days prior to a meeting of the Board of Aldermen and such Board of Aldermen meeting shall be at least twenty (20) days prior to the proposed date of the block party.
1. 
Fifty-one percent (51%) of those affected by the block party by being adjacent to the street closure are required to sign the block party application and packet.
2. 
The block party application and packet must include each address which would be blocked and must give the date and opening and closing times of the block party, and include a space for each householder to show his or her consent or dissent for the party to be held.
B. 
An applicant for a block party permit must be a resident of the area to be blocked off.
C. 
Any resident seeking to host a block party shall send written notice of the Board of Aldermen meeting where the request will be heard, as well as send written notice of the date and time the block party, if approved, is to be held to all residents affected by the proposed block party.
D. 
At the Board of Aldermen meeting where a block party application and packet is reviewed, the applicant heard, and any resident wishing to speak on the matter is heard, the Board of Aldermen, in their discretion, may issue a block party permit when they find that:
1. 
The conduct of the block party will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its location;
2. 
The conduct of the block party will not require the diversion of so great a number of Police Officers of the City as to prevent normal police protection to the City;
3. 
The concentration of persons, animals and vehicles at the block party will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance and emergency services to, areas contiguous to the block party;
4. 
The conduct of the block party is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property, to provoke disorderly conduct or create a disturbance;
5. 
The block party is not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods or event, and is not designed to be held purely for private profit.
E. 
The applicant must only block off the street portion specified in the application during the hours requested.
F. 
A completed block party application and packet does not guarantee approval.
G. 
The applicant for a block party permit shall be responsible for clean-up of the block party, including but not limited to removal of trash from the street, sidewalks and public property.
H. 
An applicant for a block party permit shall comply with all permit directions and conditions and with all applicable laws and ordinances.
I. 
The City shall have the authority to revoke any block party permit issued pursuant to this Article upon its determination that the block party does not conform with the block party permit.
J. 
Proof of liability insurance is not required by those seeking a block party permit.