[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bridgeton 11-4-1970 as Sec. 5-8 of the 1970 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall conduct a circus, fair, carnival, traveling carnival, rodeo or similar public exhibition within the City of Bridgeton without having first obtained a license and paid the required license fee.
The fee for a license under this section shall be as set forth in Chapter 149, Fees, Article II, Schedule of Fees, for each day that the activity is to be conducted. Each license shall be issued for one day, except that a license may be extended for any number of consecutive days, excluding Sundays, upon the payment of the per-diem license fee.
Religious, charitable, fraternal and similar nonprofit organizations conducting activities licensed by this chapter in order to raise money for charity or some other public purpose, or for the entertainment or recreation of the residents of the City, shall not be required to pay any fee, but shall comply with all other provisions of this chapter.
In addition to the application information required by § 200-2 of this Code, an application for a license under this chapter shall contain the following information:
The date or dates and the hours which the licensed activity will be conducted.
A list of all the games, attractions, contests or performances that will be included in the activity to be conducted, a general description of each and, if not operated by the licensee or his employees, the name and address of the concessionaire or other person operating them.
A description of the off-street parking and sanitary facilities available at the location at which the activity is to be conducted.
Appropriate evidence that the licensee has made adequate provision as required for the payment of workmen's compensation to any of his employees who shall be injured.
[Amended 10-6-2003 by Ord. No. 03-5; 9-19-2017 by Ord. No. 17-20
In addition to the investigation required by § 200-3, the premises at which the licensed activity is to be conducted shall be inspected by the Chief of Police or a police officer designated by him to determine if there is adequate off-street parking available, and that the licensed activity can be conducted without undue interference with vehicular or pedestrian traffic on public streets. The application shall also be investigated by the Division of Housing and Code Enforcement, its agents or employees to determine if the licensed activity can be conducted without endangering public health or safety. All these officials shall report the results of their investigations to the Municipal Clerk within 10 days.
[Amended 9-19-2017 by Ord. No. 17-20]
Upon receiving the reports of the results of the investigations, the Municipal Clerk shall transmit them, together with the information contained in the application for the license, to the Council. The Council shall approve or disapprove the application within a reasonable time. Upon the approval of the Council and payment of the required license fee, the Clerk shall immediately issue the license. The license shall be valid only on the date or dates and during the hours set forth in the application.