[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Tredyffrin as Ch. III, Art. 2, of the 1979 General Laws of the Municipality of Tredyffrin. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No carnival or fair shall be conducted in Tredyffrin Township without a permit obtained from the Township Manager, acting on behalf of the Board of Supervisors. Upon application for such permit, the Township Manager, or his duly authorized representative, shall make an investigation of the proposed conduct of such carnival or fair, including but not limited to an investigation as to the safety of operation and noise in connection therewith. The permit shall be issued until the Township Manager is satisfied that the owner and/or operator of such carnival or fair has purchased suitable insurance, liability and otherwise, with respect to the operation of such place of amusement.
[Amended 10-19-1998 by Ord. No. HR-278]
All carnivals or fairs shall operate between the following hours only: from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. local time and 10:30 p.m. local time; on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. local time and 11:00 p.m. local time.
The fee for the issuance of such permit shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors for each week or portion of a week during which the carnival or fair is in operation. Such permit shall not be assigned or transferred without the written permission of the Township Manager.
The owner and/or operator of such carnival or fair shall not permit unnecessarily loud noises to issue from the premises upon which such carnival or fair is located.
[Amended 10-19-1998 by Ord. No. HR-278; 10-2-2000 by Ord. No. HR-290]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary violation and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000, plus all court costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the township in the enforcement of this chapter. Each day a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense. In default of the payment of any fine, the defendant shall be sentenced to imprisonment to the extent allowed by law for the punishment of summary offenses. Further, the appropriate officers or agents of the township are hereby authorized to seek any other available relief at law or equity, including injunction, to enforce compliance with this chapter.
The Board of Supervisors, by the Township Manager, upon application for special exception, shall permit any religious, philanthropic or charitable organization to open such carnival or fair at an earlier time than prescribed in § 92-2 hereof and/or extend the time of closing of such carnival or fair as prescribed in § 92-2 hereof, as it, in its sole discretion, shall determine, provided that such special exception shall be governed by the general public interest.