No person or organization shall hold any fair or festival, any tent show, outdoor trade show, or any circus, carnival or similar outdoor amusement without first obtaining a license from the Township Council.
[Amended 2-23-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-01]
Application to the Township Council for a license under this chapter shall be made on a form to be furnished by the Township containing such information as the Township Council shall direct including but not limited to: the date of the event, hours of operation, provisions for traffic control, site protection, provision of parking space, sewage disposal, solid waste disposal, food service, water, and dust and noise control. If the applicant is not the owner of the property where the event is being scheduled, the property owner's written consent shall accompany the application. The application shall also include a copy of the notice which must be furnished to all property owners within 200 feet of the site advising them of the event along with a list of owners the notice was presented to. Notice to property owners within 200 feet must be given, and application to the Township Council shall be made at least 45 days in advance of the event to allow sufficient review time. No more than one license per year shall be issued to any individual, organization, or association.
[Amended 9-23-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-24]
A license fee of $100 shall be charged for each license issued pursuant to this chapter, which fee shall be paid on the issuance of the license, provided that the Township Council, in its discretion, may issue a license without charge to any organization, corporation or association formed and operated for charitable, benevolent, religious, civic, eleemosynary, library, community, or hospital purposes.
Upon the payment of the required license fee, the deposit of the indemnification required by this chapter and approval of the application by the Township Council, the Township shall issue a license to the applicant. Such license shall state the purpose for which it is issued and the person and organization to whom it is issued. This license does not relieve the licensee from any and all applicable local, State, or Federal regulations.
Licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall state the date of expiration of such license, which shall not be more than seven days after the date of issuance.
Upon issuance of a license under this chapter, all licensees, including those exempt from the license fee, shall deposit with the Township Clerk a cash bond of $250, conditioned upon the prompt cleanup and removal of all equipment, trash and debris from the premises where the special events and exhibits operated pursuant to such license. If such cleanup and removal is not satisfactorily accomplished within a reasonable time after the closing of such event or exhibit, so much of such bond as may be necessary to effect such cleanup and removal may be used by or at the discretion of the Township Council, and the balance returned if any to the licensee. In the event that cleanup is satisfactory to the Township, such bond shall be returned to the licensee upon expiration of the license.
A license to hold an outdoor event grants no permission to post or install signs announcing, advertising, or directing persons to the event except as provided by and in accordance with Chapter 153 of the Township Code.
[Added 3-26-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-15]
No person or organization obtaining a license under this chapter shall permit the use of any live animal or creature, fish, reptile, or bird as a prize, inducement, or giveaway at any fair or festival, any tent show, outdoor trade show, or any circus, carnival or similar outdoor amusement. This shall not apply to any domestic animal given away or sold in connection with legitimate adoption events by licensed animal shelters and/or licensed animal rescue organizations.