City of Ozark, MO
Christian County
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[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
Except where otherwise indicated by the context, the following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this Chapter:
APPLICANT
A person acting in his or her individual capacity or a corporation or association acting through an agent or officer of the corporation or association.
OPERATOR
The individual listed on the permit as being in charge of the event and responsible for ensuring that the permit requirements are fulfilled.
SPECIAL EVENT
Any event or activity not organized by the City of Ozark that places an additional demand on City services including, but not limited to, controlling traffic or blocking or closing streets or public places, or additional demand on public health and safety, or which included the sale or use of alcohol, or which will be held on City property. Activities which would be considered special events include, but are not limited to, events such as road runs, marathons, bicycle rallies, food fairs, concerts in a park, street fairs, craft fairs, circuses, triathalons, festivals, fireworks displays and County fairs, fund-raisers, memorials, parades or tournament.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
No person or organization shall sponsor, organize, or participate in a special event as defined herein without first obtaining a permit and paying any fees required therefore.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
A. 
Applications for a special events permit shall be made to the Planning and Development Department at least forty-five (45) days prior to the start of the event. Permit applications shall not be accepted for processing by the Planning and Development Department unless they are submitted at least forty-five (45) days prior to the start of the event. Organizers of annual special events or those events which will have significant additional demand on City services are encouraged to submit applications at least ninety (90) days in advance of the event. Each application shall include the following information:
1. 
The name and address of the event operator, and the name and address of any person or organization sponsoring the event, including its chairperson or director.
2. 
The purpose of the event along with the proposed location, date and time for the proposed event.
3. 
The approximate number of people the event organizers expect to attend the event and the maximum number of people the organizers of the event are prepared to accommodate.
4. 
Whether sale or use of alcoholic beverages is proposed.
5. 
A detailed description of the event.
6. 
A description of City services, equipment and facilities requested or needed.
7. 
A description of the manner in which a sufficient supply of restroom and/or sanitation facilities will be provided to accommodate the maximum number of persons.
8. 
The proposed method and procedure for restoration and cleanup of the event location, including the removal of all litter.
9. 
A scale drawing showing adequate parking facilities for the number and types of vehicles anticipated have been made available within or adjacent to the location for which the permit is requested. The drawing must also indicate how adequate ingress and egress will be provided to or from such parking area to facilitate the movement of any vehicle at any time to or from the parking area. A list of streets impacted by the event also shall be provided, and the method by which traffic control will be accomplished.
10. 
The names of any event operator, organizer, or any current agent or employee thereof involved in the event, and who has signed a consent decree or order in the last five (5) years or who has been convicted of a felony or any crime involving false statement or dishonesty within the past five (5) years, and the nature of the offense, or consent decree or order, the State where the conviction, or consent decree or order occurred, and the year of such conviction, or consent decree or order.
11. 
An explanation of the reasons, if the person applying for the permit is unable to provide any of the foregoing information.
B. 
After receipt of a completed application, the Planning and Development Department will distribute copies of the application to all City department(s) that may be affected by the proposed event. Each department will review the application and describe any conditions or requirements that should be placed on the permit considering the anticipated demand on City services and potential costs of meeting the demand for City services to accommodate the proposed special event. Any department objections to granting the permit including concerns regarding additional impact from the special event on public streets or public health or safety shall also be stated within ten (10) business days.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012; Ord. No. 18-064, 11-19-2018]
Application Fee. Every application for a special event shall be accompanied by an application fee for the cost of processing and reviewing the permit application, said fee shall be as set forth or as established from time to time by ordinance of the Board of Aldermen and on file in the office of the City Clerk. Such fee will not be refunded if a permit is not issued.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
A. 
If, after review of the recommendations of the individual departments and a preliminary determination has been made that the proposed event complies with the provisions of this Chapter, the applicant shall be required to meet the following conditions prior to the issuance of a permit:
1. 
The organizer of the event shall be required to provide insurance coverage for the event to be located upon or require the closing or blocking of any street, alley, or road, or the use of any City-owned property or right-of-way areas, submission of a liability insurance policy in the amount of one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for any injury to any person, including death, arising out of one (1) incident, one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) for any damage to property, and one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) automobile liability insurance for any injury to any person, including death, arising out of one (1) incident. The City of Ozark shall be an additional named insured for each of the above-referenced policies, and the special event sponsor(s) shall execute a hold harmless agreement indemnifying the City of Ozark.
2. 
The organizer shall obtain and furnish proof of any other necessary permits or approvals for any activities conducted in conjunction with the special event, and shall comply with all applicable ordinances and laws.
3. 
Provide adequate restroom and sanitation facilities for the anticipated crowd.
4. 
Adhere to requirements for cleanup and restoration of the special events site which includes, but is not limited to, the event site being completely cleaned up and restored within twenty-four (24) hours of the end of the event.
5. 
Pay any deposits and fees required.
6. 
Agree to comply with all conditions specified in the permit.
B. 
The City shall list the regulations and conditions that the organizer shall comply with in the permit. Such conditions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. 
The name of the event operator and who will be held responsible for ensuring that the permit requirements are fulfilled.
2. 
The location to which the event is limited.
3. 
The streets affected by the need for traffic control or that are authorized for use in conjunction with the event, and approved parking.
4. 
Personnel needed and responsibilities of the organizer.
5. 
Provisions for first aid care depending upon the size and magnitude of the event.
6. 
The procedure to be followed if alcoholic beverage consumption is to be allowed.
7. 
The number and location of restroom facilities to accommodate the expected crowd.
8. 
Indemnification of the City by the organizer.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
A. 
If the Planning and Development Department determines that the requirements of this Chapter and the conditions of the permit are met, the Planning and Development Department will notify the applicant that the application has been approved and that the permit will be issued after payment of all applicable fees.
B. 
In the event that the Planning and Development Department finds any cause to deny the issuance of the permit, the Department shall deny the permit and notify the applicant in writing of such action and the reasons for denial.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
An applicant who is aggrieved by the decision of the Planning and Development Department in regards to the denial of the application for a permit shall have a right to appeal to the Board of Aldermen at a regular scheduled meeting.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
A. 
A special events permit may be suspended or revoked by the Police Chief or his designee upon any of the following grounds:
1. 
If the patrons of a special event have become a disorderly or riotous assembly whereby the public peace or the safety of persons or property are threatened.
2. 
If the operator of such special event refuses to remove or cause to be removed from the event any person(s) violating any of the provisions of the Code or ordinances of the City of Ozark after such operator has been requested to do so by a Police Officer.
3. 
If the event operator or sponsor fails to comply with any of the regulations pertaining to special events or the conditions of the special event permit.
4. 
If a special event permit is revoked, the City of Ozark shall have the discretion whether to accept a subsequent special event application submitted by the operator, sponsor, or responsible party involved in the event for which the permit was revoked including any person with an ownership interest in the event or in the operator, sponsor, or responsible party.
[Ord. No. 12-009 §1, 2-21-2012]
Special event premises shall be open, at any and all times, for inspection by any City Code Enforcement Officer(s), Police Officer(s), County Health Department Enforcement Officer(s) or by Fire Protection District Enforcement Officer(s).
[Ord. No. 12-0069 §1, 2-21-2012]
Any person, firm or corporation found responsible for a violation of this Chapter shall be punished as provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.