Town of DeWitt, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of DeWitt 9-28-1987. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 138.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 161.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 181.
Zoning — See Ch. 192.
[Amended 8-12-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013]
It is the purpose of this chapter to give sufficient time, prior to the described events involving large concentrations of persons upon the public highways within the Town of DeWitt outside the Village of East Syracuse, to permit Town departments and others affected thereby to discharge their duties in providing:
A. 
Protection for said persons.
B. 
Protection for the traveling public.
C. 
Continuity and coordination of emergency services to the community.
[Added 8-12-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LARGE CONCENTRATIONS OF PERSONS
Twelve individuals or more.
PUBLIC HIGHWAYS
For the purposes of this chapter and notwithstanding any other rule, law, ordinance and/or statute, any paved or unpaved road which allows for the public use of transportation by any motor vehicle and/or any other method of transportation and shall be exclusive of any preexisting or delineated shoulder of such highway.
[Amended 9-26-2011 by L.L. No. 7-2011]
A. 
Permit required.
(1) 
No person, society and/or organization of any name or nature shall assemble, congregate, parade or march in or through any of the public highways of the Town without first securing a permit therefor in accordance with this section.
[Amended 8-12-2013 by L.L. No. 6-2013]
(2) 
No person, society, organization and/or group of any name or nature shall assemble, congregate and/or gather within 1,000 feet of the funeral services or related functions of a deceased individual, with whom said person, society, organization and/or group has no affinity or relationship with, without first securing a permit in accordance with this section.
B. 
Written application for a permit upon forms available for such purposes shall be made at the office of the Chief of Police not less than 48 hours preceding the event. The applicant shall state the number of persons expected to participate in the event, the location or route to be followed, the duration of the event and such other related information as may be required.
C. 
Upon reviewing and approving said application, the Chief of Police shall transmit a copy of said permit to the Supervisor, the Chief of the Fire Department and such other Town departments that may be affected by the event and the ambulance service for the area.
D. 
The applicant shall carry a copy of said permit on his person during said event and shall be the designated person available to police officers for the transmission of messages and instructions to all persons attending the event.
E. 
All persons attending the event shall obey the lawful commands of police officers and shall at all times conduct themselves in a lawful manner.
F. 
Exemptions. No permit shall be required for movements of school children when under the supervision of school personnel or for a funeral procession.
Any person who shall violate any provision of § 134-2 shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for not exceeding 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.