[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Washington 10-26-1995 by Ord. No. 26-1995 as Sec. 5-6 of the 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No carnival, circus, traveling show, music festival or any large gathering shall be opened or operated in the Township unless and until a license has been issued for the same by the Township in accordance with this chapter.
No license for carnival, circus, traveling show, music festival or any large gathering shall be considered or issued until the person desiring to operate same shall have made out, signed and filed a written application for a license with the Township Clerk and paid the proper fee therefor.
The application for license and proper fee must be delivered to the Township Clerk at least 10 days before the Township Council meeting at which the application is to be considered.
All such applications shall be made on forms to be provided by the Township, containing, in addition to the information required in § 133-1 of this Code, the name and addresses of all parties interested in and intended to benefit from the contemplated profits of the venture and the amount or percentage thereof. If the stated beneficiary of any part of the profits is a charitable, patriotic or religious group, body or corporation of the Township, its proper officers shall approve the application and verify the statements made in the application as to it, in writing.
Fees. The fee shall for each carnival, circus, traveling show, music festival or any large gathering that is licensed to operate shall be as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, of this Code.
Processing fee on denial. If the application is denied, a portion of the tendered fee as set forth in Chapter 80, Fees, shall be retained by the Township as a processing fee for checking the application, the applicant and incidental clerical work.
Exemption from fees. Any religious, charitable, educational or fraternal organization sponsoring any carnival, circus, traveling show, music festival or any large gathering is exempted from the payment of any fee hereunder.
Each applicant for license shall deposit with the Township clerk at time of filing the application a cash bond in the amount of $100 to guarantee that, upon the expiration of the license, the licensed premises and the adjacent public roads and immediate vicinity of the licensed premises will be left in good condition, cleaned up and cleared of all paper, waste material and debris.
Each application for license shall contain the written consent of the owner of the site where a carnival, circus, traveling show, music festival or any large gathering is proposed to be conducted.
The Township Clerk shall notify, in writing, the Police Department immediately upon the issuance of each license, setting forth in each notice the licensed premises, licensee, type of license and the licensed period. Upon the receipt of such notice it shall be the duty and responsibility of the police department to see that no provision of the laws of the State of New Jersey or of this chapter are violated at such licensed premises.
No licensee shall permit any gambling, betting, wagering or other violation of law on any licensed premises. The duty to keep the licensed premises free from such illegal activities is hereby imposed upon the licensee as a condition of any license to be issued.
No loud noise, talk or music shall be permitted on any licensed premises to the reasonable annoyance of any person.
No profane or indecent talk shall be permitted on any licensed premises.
No business or practice which is in violation of any law of the State of New Jersey or any ordinance of this Township shall be permitted on any licensed premises.
Each licensee shall be responsible for any and all acts of his/her agents, employees and servants on the licensed premises.