[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Union 5-15-1963 (as revision of ordinance adopted 10-1-1941); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation, without first having procured a permit therefor, as hereinafter provided, shall, outside the corporate limits of the villages in the Town of Union, exhibit or conduct out of doors, in tents or in any other temporary structure, any carnival, field days, road show, circus, rodeo, menagerie or similar exhibition or performance, or any show, exhibition, performance, concession or refreshment stand in conjunction therewith, for which an admission of any kind or nature is charged.
An application for a permit for such carnival, field days, road show, circus, rodeo, menagerie or similar exhibition or performance must be in writing and filed with the Town Clerk for consideration by the Town Board and must state the name and address of the applicant and the name and address of the person or corporation that is hosting or sponsoring the performance, exhibition or concession applied for.
A notice indicating the time and place of a public hearing on such application shall be published at least five and not more than 20 days before final action thereon by the Town Board.
If, after such hearing, the Town Board determines that it is in the public interest that a permit be granted to the applicant, the same shall be granted, upon the permittee filing with the Town Clerk a bond by a duly licensed bonding company for the faithful compliance by the permittee with the conditions contained in the permit and upon payment by the applicant of the fees as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Board.
The Town Board of the Town of Union shall issue all permits, which shall be signed by the Supervisor and countersigned by the Town Clerk, who shall keep a record thereof, including the number and date of the permit, the time and purpose for which it is granted and the amount of fee to be paid therefor, and upon the payment to the Town Clerk of the specified fee the Town Clerk shall endorse the receipt of the permit fee, showing that such fee is paid. A permit shall not take effect until the receipt of the Town Clerk is endorsed, showing that the fee has been paid. A permit shall only be issued to such person, firm or corporation as the Town Board deems to be a fit and proper person, firm or corporation to conduct the performance for which such permit is required.
The Supervisor of the Town may suspend any permit previously granted until the next meeting of the Town Board and thereupon such a permit may be continued, or it may be revoked by the Town Board for cause shown, after notice to the permittee. Every such permit shall specify the object and length of time for which it is granted and when it shall expire.
Whenever any permit shall have been revoked by the Town Board, a notice of such revocation shall be served by the Town Clerk upon the permittee, either personally or by mail, whereupon such permit shall be of no force or effect.
Any person, firm, association or corporation who or which shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall forfeit and pay a penalty of not to exceed $250 or be imprisoned for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both, for each offense.