[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geddes 4-8-1974 as Ch. 19 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, class of persons, firms, corporations or partnerships shall exhibit, manage, conduct or operate any circuses, theaters, motion-picture houses, shows or other exhibitions or performances, the keeping of billiard or pool rooms, bowling alleys, shooting galleries, skating rinks, amusement parks or other similar places of amusement, for money or for hire, or the giving of exhibitions, performances or entertainment in any place in the Town of Geddes without first being granted a license by the Town Clerk of Geddes, New York.
A license may be granted only on a written application on forms prescribed by the Town Board and duly filed with the Town Clerk.
There shall be a license fee for such a license, and the amount of the fee for such a license shall be fixed by the Town Board at such an amount as it deems proper, not exceeding the sum of $150 for a single exhibition or single operation of a race track, park, hall or rink, and such a license shall be signed and issued by the Town Clerk upon payment to him of the fee prescribed by the Town Board subject to the provisions of § 137 of the Town Law.
The license shall specify the object and length of time for which it has been granted.
It shall be the duty of the person or corporation so licensed to keep good order in and about his place of exhibition or amusement, and for that purpose to keep, at his own expense, a sufficient police force.
No license shall be required, however, for dancing parties or balls given for purposes of charity, nor for musical parties, concerts, theatrical performances or exhibitions of painting or statuary given or made by citizens of the town, who shall not make such exhibitions, musical parties, concerts or theatrical representations for a business or profession.
It shall be the duty of the person, firm or corporation giving any exhibit hereinbefore described, in any hall, theater or assembly hall, to provide necessary exits therefrom, to keep such exits unlocked during performances and the passageway and stairs from such exits to the streets adequately lighted.
Any person, firm or corporation exhibiting a circus or similar show within the limits of the town and paying a license fee therefor, as provided in this chapter, shall not be required to pay a fee for any permit for any parade upon the streets of the town incidental to such circus or similar show, but in case such circus or similar show is not exhibited within the limits of the town and no license fee paid therefor, then the person, firm or corporation obtaining such permit for a parade upon the streets of the town shall pay, upon obtaining same, a fee therefor, the amount of which shall be fixed by the Town Board, and such permit shall be signed and issued by the Town Clerk and signed by the Supervisor.
No person shall, within the town, appear in a state of nudity or in dress not belonging to his or her sex or in indecent or lewd dress, or shall make an indecent exposure of his or her person, or shall sell or offer for sale any indecent or lewd book, picture or other thing, or shall exhibit or perform any indecent or immoral play or other representation, or shall exhibit or cause or permit to be exhibited on any billboard, window or in any public place in the town any lewd or obscene picture or illustrated paper containing a lewd or obscene picture or printed matter.
No undertaker or other person shall exhibit any coffin, shroud or other habiliment of the grace upon any sidewalk, in any show window or other place where the same may be observed by anyone passing upon any street or sidewalk of the town.
No undertaker or other person or persons shall exhibit, in any public place or in any building where the same shall be visible from any street, square or alley, the remains of any person who has died by accident or otherwise.