[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of West Deptford 6-18-1970 by Section 12:2 of the General Ordinances. Sections 138-5 and 138-6 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons, firm or corporation shall, for any price, gain or reward, exhibit or cause to be exhibited in the Township of West Deptford any traveling or other shows, circus, carnivals or menagerie, or cause to be given any exhibitions of whatsoever nature, or cause to maintain or conduct any outside show, carnival, circus, menagerie or other performance, and the governing body of the Township of West Deptford is hereby prohibited from issuing any permits for such shows, carnivals, circus or menagerie; provided, however, that the provisions of this chapter shall not apply to a concert, musical, theatrical performance, minstrels or other entertainment to be held indoors or outdoors when operated by fire companies, veterans associations, churches or other civic associations for charitable or benevolent purposes; provided further that any charitable institution may maintain its own private concerts, musicals, theatrical performances or minstrels where the said concessions and other games are under the direct supervision of the members of the said organization or its duly authorized agents and representatives.
The Chief of Police and the Police Department of the Township of West Deptford shall be the enforcement agency charged with the duty of enforcing the provisions of this chapter in accordance with the procedures and standards set forth in Chapter 51, Police Department.
No owner, occupant or other person or persons having the possession or care of any house, building or room or any lot of land within the Township of West Deptford shall suffer or permit any such traveling show, carnivals or other shows, circus or menagerie, theatrical variety performance, play, concert or other entertainment of a like nature to be exhibited, acted or shown forth or performed, for any price, gain or reward, on or upon his, her or their house, building or room or lot of land, unless the said concessions or other amusements shall be under the direct control and supervision of the members of the charitable organization in the Township of West Deptford.
Any charitable organization which contemplates the showing, exhibiting or action of any such concessions or other outdoor amusements shall first obtain a permit therefor, which said permit shall be granted by the Township Clerk with the approval of a majority of the governing body.
The application for such a permit shall be made to the Township Clerk in writing and signed by the applicant and shall state the name of the charitable organization making such application and the place where the proposed amusements are intended to be shown or performed and any other information which may appear to be necessary for the purpose of determining whether or not the permit applied for ought to be granted. No fee shall be required with said application.
The Township Committee shall have the authority to revoke any such permit of any person not conducting amusements or concessions to its satisfaction, after reasonable notice to the person or persons, firm or corporation holding such permit and where satisfactory proof has been submitted to the Township Committee that the concessions or other amusements are in violation of § 138-1.