City of Oswego, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oswego 5-12-1980 as Ch. 105 of the 1980 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 165.
No person, corporation, company or association shall exhibit for money or other valuable consideration any theatrical representation, concert, circus, street fairs, acrobatic exhibition, feats of strength, boxing exhibitions, feats of horsemanship, movies or other natural or artificial curiosity or open or maintain any hall, rink or place for skating or other amusement for the public for entrance to which a fee shall be charged or for hire without first obtaining a license therefor. Such licenses may, in his discretion, be granted by the Mayor and City Clerk upon payment of a license fee, the amount of which shall be fixed by the Common Council. The license which may be granted shall specify the object and the length of time for which it has been issued or granted, but no license shall be granted by the Mayor and City Clerk for the use of the streets, highways, parks, playgrounds or any other public place or property owned or controlled by the city to any person, corporation, company or association for a circus or so-called street carnival or street fair, unless the use of such public space shall have been first granted by the Common Council. It shall be the duty of any person, corporation, company or association so licensed to keep and maintain good order in and about the place of exhibition and amusement and, for that purpose, to keep at his, their or its own expense, a sufficient police force. Any person, corporation, company or association who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.).[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
[2]
Editor's Note: Former § 232-2, Sunday performance restrictions; violations, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
No license, however, shall be required for musical parties, concerts, theatrical representations, exhibitions of pictures, paintings or statuary or other entertainment given, made or exhibited by or under the auspices of citizens of the city who shall not make such exhibitions, musical parties, concerts or theatrical representations a business or profession.
The following are established as the license fees for theatrical and musical representations and other exhibitions:
A. 
For theatrical representations, one (1) exhibition, five dollars ($5.); two (2) exhibitions, seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50); and three (3) exhibitions, ten dollars ($10.).
B. 
For operas, one (1) exhibition, five dollars ($5.); two (2) exhibitions, seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50); and three (3) exhibitions, ten dollars ($10.).
C. 
For panoramas, one (1) exhibition, five dollars ($5.); two (2) exhibitions, seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50); and three (3) exhibitions, ten dollars ($10.).[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection D, dealing with negro minstrels, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
D. 
For gift exhibitions, one (1) exhibition, ten dollars ($10.); two (2) exhibitions, fifteen dollars ($15.); and three (3) exhibitions, twenty dollars ($20.).
E. 
[2]For movie theaters, theater or other places where moving pictures are exhibited, the following fees:
(1) 
Where said movie, theater or place has a seating capacity of one thousand (1,000) persons or over, the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.) per year.
(2) 
Where said movie, theater or place has a seating capacity of five hundred (500) persons and less than one thousand (1,000) persons, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.) per year.
(3) 
Where said movie, theater or place has a seating capacity of less than five hundred (500), the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.) per year.
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
F. 
For circuses, the following fees:
(1) 
For a circus exhibiting or performing in more than one (1) ring, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.) per day.
(2) 
For a circus exhibiting or performing in one (1) ring, the sum of twenty-five dollars ($25.) per day.
G. 
For all other exhibitions not hereintofore specified, one (1) exhibition, five dollars ($5.); two (2) exhibitions, seven dollars and fifty cents ($7.50); three (3) exhibitions, ten dollars ($10.); one (1) week, fifteen dollars ($15.); two (2) weeks, thirty dollars ($30.); and one (1) year, five hundred dollars ($500.).
[Amended 3-13-1995[3]]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. In addition, former § 232-5, Carnivals prohibited; penalties, which immediately followed this subsection, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.