[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Mamaroneck 4-27-1998 by L.L. No. 3-1998, effective 5-1-1998. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A designated area within which the public streets shall be closed for a neighborhood party.
- A neighborhood block party, celebration or event, but shall not include a garage sale, yard sale, bazaar, rummage sale or other similar activity having the principal purpose as fundraising for an individual or organization, nor shall it include a political meeting or rally, carnival or theatrical or musical performances, such as rock concerts or similar events.
- A village street, highway or road.
The Village Manager shall be authorized to issue a permit for the temporary blocking of a street for the purpose of holding a party. At least 21 days before the commencement of such party, an application for such permit shall be filed by a bona fide resident of the street to be blocked, who is over the age of 18, and such application shall contain at least the following information:
The application may require such additional information as the Village Board shall prescribe by resolution.
The application shall be accompanied by a fee as set forth in Chapter A347, Fees, which shall be refundable in the event that the permit is denied. The permit shall be granted by the Village Manager upon determining that the party is authorized. The permit shall be denied if the Village Manager finds that blocking the street or portion thereof on the date requested in the application will unduly interfere with the flow of vehicular traffic or upon determining that the party is not authorized. The Village Manager shall advise the applicant, in writing, of the reason for denial of the application.
A permit issued pursuant to this chapter shall be valid only for the date and the hours specified thereon, which shall not be before 8:00 a.m. or after 11:00 p.m.
The applicant shall be responsible for removal of litter, debris and other materials from the street or portion thereof used for the party which is attributable to or caused by the party.
A street or portion thereof blocked off for a party shall not be obstructed by obstacles which cannot be readily moved to allow emergency and hazard vehicles to enter it in response to an emergency.
No more than two permits shall be granted by the Village Manager in any calendar year for the same block or blocks.
The persons, organization or association to whom the permit is issued shall be liable for all losses, damages or injuries sustained by any person, whether a participant or spectator at the block party or recreational event, whether or not said losses, damages or injuries arise by reason of the negligence of the person, persons or organization to whom such permit shall have been issued. The Village Manager shall require the applicant to enter into a hold-harmless agreement, which agreement shall provide that the applicant shall agree to save and hold the village harmless of and from any and all obligations and liabilities which may arise from the temporary street closing which represents the subject matter of the application. The applicant shall further agree as part of these provisions to hold harmless the village and to defend at his own cost and expense any claims or lawsuits instituted by third parties, which obligations or liabilities might otherwise exist or be asserted against the village. The Village Manager shall further have the option to require that, prior to the issuance of a permit or commencement of the temporary street closing for commercial advertising purposes or profit, the applicant submit evidence of liability insurance covering damages to property and injuries to members of the general public arising out of the temporary street closing in such amounts as may be determined by the Village Manager.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a penalty of not more than two $250, or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate offense.