[R.O. 2006 §615.010; CC 1978 §53.010; Ord. No. 1852 §I, 6-2-2009]
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 or consideration for the right or privilege to any amusement or entertainment, or admission to or entry to any area or facility, where such amusement or entertainment is conducted.
- AMUSEMENT OR ENTERTAINMENT
- Carnivals, circuses and side shows, and street fairs, for which an admission charge is made.
- CIVIC ORGANIZATION
- Any not-for-profit organization, organized for civic, charitable, benevolent or religious purposes, and the purposes of which are primarily for the benefit of the City and its citizens. Political organizations are expressly excluded from being within the definition of such term.
[R.O. 2006 §615.020; CC 1978 §53.020]
A permit must be obtained in order to conduct any amusement or entertainment within the limits of this City, under the provisions of this Chapter. Only a civic organization shall be issued a permit; other amusements or entertainments may be conducted, but only if the same has been licensed under the provisions of Chapter 605 of this Code.
[R.O. 2006 §615.030; CC 1978 §53.040; Ord. No. 1852 §II, 6-2-2009]
Every civic organization proposing to sponsor or conduct any amusement or entertainment within the City shall apply, through a duly elected officer of the said civic organization, in writing to the City for a permit to operate such amusement or entertainment.
Each application shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance, covering any damage or liability which may be caused by the operation of the amusement or entertainment, the amount of said insurance to be sufficient to cover such operation.
All applications to operate such amusement or entertainment on City-owned property must be accompanied by a certificate of insurance, showing the City as named insured, covering any damage or liability to the City which may be caused by the operation of the amusement or entertainment, the amount of said insurance to be no less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) combined single limit. All applications to operate such amusement or entertainment on City-owned property must be accompanied by a bond in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), which bond shall secure the applicant's removal of all litter and cleanup of the site of the amusement or entertainment at its termination. Should it be necessary for the City to complete the cleanup, the cost of such removal shall be deducted from the bond and the remainder returned to applicant.
The City may refuse to issue a permit to any amusement or entertainment, the operation of which does not comply with this Chapter, or which has in any previous operation in any other City, or in this City, violated the ordinance or requirements of such other City or of this City.
Upon determination that the proposed amusement or entertainment shall comply with this Chapter, the City shall issue a permit and shall so notify the applicant.
[R.O. 2006 §615.040; CC 1978 §53.050; Ord. No. 1852 §III, 6-2-2009]
The City is hereby given authority to establish and promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the terms of this Chapter for the purpose of carrying out and enforcing compliance therewith, and a copy of such rules and regulations shall be on file and available for public examination in the office of the City Clerk. Failure or refusal to comply with any such rules and regulations established and promulgated under this Section shall be deemed a violation of this Chapter.
[R.O. 2006 §615.050; CC 1978 §53.060; Ord. No. 1852 §IV, 6-2-2009]
Any permit issued pursuant to this Chapter may be revoked by the City upon 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 this City.
[R.O. 2006 §615.060; CC 1978 §53.070]
There shall be no fee for the permit required by this Chapter when the permittee is a Civic Organization as defined herein.
[R.O. 2006 §615.070; CC 1978 §53.080]
Any amusement or entertainment which is not operated, conducted, or sponsored by a civic organization may be operated within this City, if a license for the same has been obtained under Chapter 605 of this Code. The requirements of Sections 625.030 and 625.040 shall apply to such amusement or entertainment.