[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Burlington 7-26-1994; amended in its entirety 7-28-2009 by Ord. No. 09-OR-015. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Any person, organization, firm, or other entity that desires to hold an event in Burlington Township must file an application with the Township Clerk. The events requiring such an application shall include, but not be limited to, a parade, rally, demonstration, concert, carnival, circus or similar activity. Applications for event permits must be filed with the Township Clerk not less than 30 days nor more than 60 days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the event. The application shall be accompanied by a copy of a certificate of insurance naming Burlington Township as a coinsured in the minimum amount of $2,000,000. In addition, if the event will be held on property not owned by the sponsoring person, organization or group, written permission of the property owner shall be required. All information required in the application process must be supplied. The failure to submit the required information may result in rejection of the application.
At the time of filing application, a nonrefundable fee in the amount of $200 shall accompany the application; checks or money orders for this fee shall be payable to the Township of Burlington.
[Amended 10-22-2013 by Ord. No. 13-OR-034]
It shall be the obligation of the applicant to comply with all event permit directions and conditions and with all applicable laws and ordinances. The event chairman or other person in charge of the event activity shall carry the event permit upon their person during the conduct of the event.
It shall be the obligation of the applicant to make arrangements to meet with the Director of Public Safety if it has been determined that police protection or traffic control is required.
It shall be the obligation of the applicant to make arrangements to meet with the Director of Licensing and Inspection if it has been determined that portable generators and/or temporary electrical service is required.
It shall be the obligation of the applicant to make arrangements to meet with the Fire Prevention Official if it has been determined that charcoal, electric or gas grills and/or tents will be used.
The event permit will not be issued until these obligations have been met.
In order that the said event shall be run in an orderly manner, it shall be the duty of the Burlington Township Police Department to assign as many police officers as it may deem necessary to monitor the event. The fees for said police protection will be paid for in advance by the sponsor of the event at the prevailing rates set forth in the Township Code. Any unused funds for police protection will be returned to the event sponsor.
All applications for event permits shall be subject to the review and approval of the following departments in Burlington Township: Administration Department, Engineering Department, Fire District, Licenses & Inspections Department, Public Safety Department, Public Works Department, Recreation Department and Township Clerk. Upon approval of the required department directors, the request for an event permit will be placed on a Township agenda for approval by the governing body.
[Amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 09-OR-025]
In the event the governing body rejects the request, the Township Clerk shall not issue the event permit and the application fee returned.
After favorably considering said application, the Township Council shall instruct the Clerk to issue a permit for the event. Once the application is approved and the permit is issued, the fees are nonrefundable.
Upon written notice of the approval of the event permit, the event chairman or other person in charge of the event shall be responsible to cause to be printed in the daily newspaper with primary circulation in the Township of Burlington a proper notification to the general public specifying the time, date, location and duration of the event for which the permit is granted. If the event is a parade, the assembly point, parade route and termination point must be advertised also. This notice shall be printed no later than five days prior to the date that the event is to be conducted, and a copy shall be provided to the Township Clerk.
Any appeals from the denial of an event permit application shall be made to the Township Council of the Township of Burlington.
In case the said event is not run in an orderly and proper manner, the Township Council reserves the right to cancel the permit given therefor and the fees paid shall be retained by said Township Council.
[Amended 10-27-2009 by Ord. No. 09-OR-025]
The following entities/organizations shall be exempt from the application fee, insurance requirements and notice requirements of this chapter: the Township of Burlington and its appointed boards and commissions, Burlington Township Board of Education, Burlington Township Fire District. However, the aforementioned departments are subject to the filing review and approval process.