[R.O. 2008 §545.270; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
Upon compliance with the provisions of this Article, special neighborhood events, including games, parades, street dances, block parties, sledding, skateboarding, and garage sales, but not including the racing of motorized vehicles, may be held upon any public streets in the City in an area zoned "Residential" and not designated as an emergency snow route.
[R.O. 2008 §545.280; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
No person shall engage in any of the activities designated in Section 545.250 upon any public street in the City unless a special events permit has been obtained from the City Manager as herein set forth.
[R.O. 2008 §545.290; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
A person seeking issuance of a special events permit shall file an application in the office of the City Clerk on forms provided by such officer.
Filing period. An application for a special events permit shall be filed not less than five (5) working days nor more than thirty (30) calendar days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the special event; and
Contents. The application shall contain the following information:
The signature of at least one (1) adult member of every household abutting the street upon which the special event is to be held;
The name, address and telephone number of the person responsible for the event, who shall be an adult residing in a household abutting said street;
The date(s) when the special event is to be conducted, and the hours when it will start and terminate;
A designation of the street upon which the special event is to be held;
The nature of the proposed special event.
Late applications. The City Manager may, in his/her discretion consider an application filed less than five (5) working days before the special event.
[R.O. 2008 §545.300; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
The City Manager shall issue a special events permit when, from a consideration of the application and from such other information as may otherwise be obtained, he/she finds that:
The proposed event and its location are permitted by this Article;
The application complies in all respects with this Article;
The special event will not last more than eighteen (18) hours, and will not be held after 12:00 Midnight and before 6:00 A.M. in any day;
The concentration of persons and vehicles will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of, or ambulance service to, the area;
The conduct of the special event is not likely to cause injury to persons or property, to provoke disorderly conduct, or to create a disturbance;
The special event is not held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods, or event, and is not designated to be held for profit except such profit as may result from casual sales of household items at a garage sale.
[R.O. 2008 §545.310; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
The City Manager shall act upon the application for a special events permit within three (3) working days after the filing thereof. If the City Manager disapproves the application he/she shall mail to the person designated in the application as being responsible for the special event within three (3) working days after the filing thereof, a notice of his/her action, stating the reasons for his/her denial of the application.
[R.O. 2008 §545.320; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
Any person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal the denial of a special events permit to the City Council. The appeal shall be taken within ten (10) working days after notice of denial.
[R.O. 2008 §545.330; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
Immediately upon the issuance of a special events permit, the City Manager shall send a copy thereof to the Director of Public Safety of the City.
[R.O. 2008 §545.340; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
Each special events permit shall state the following information:
[R.O. 2008 §545.350; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
This person designated in the application as being responsible for the special event shall:
During the time the event is conducted, place barricades and signs stating "Closed to Through Traffic" at each end of the street, clearly visible by day and with illuminating flares from one-half (½) hour after sunset.
Carry the special events permit upon his/her person during the conduct of the special event.
Return the street and parkway to substantially the same condition they were in immediately before the special event.
[R.O. 2008 §545.360; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
Interference. No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct, impede, or interfere with any person participating in a special event.
Through Traffic Prohibited. During the conduct of a special event, no person shall drive any motorized vehicle on the street where the event is being held except while participating in said event or traveling to or from his/her residence located on said street.
Parking On Street. The City Manager shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a street where a special event is being held. The City Manager shall post signs to such effect, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicles in violation thereof. No person shall be liable for parking on a street unposted in violation of this Article.
[R.O. 2008 §545.370; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
The City Manager shall have the authority to revoke a special events permit issued hereunder upon application of the standards for issuance as herein set forth.
[R.O. 2008 §545.380; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
Any person violating any provision of this Article is guilty of an ordinance violation. Each occurrence of the violation is a separate offense.
[R.O. 2008 §545.390; Ord. No. 4959 §1, 3-11-1991]
Holding of or participation in a special event in compliance with this Article shall not constitute a violation of any other provision of the Maryville Municipal Code.