Village of Shorewood, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Shorewood as Ch. 13, Art. 11 and § 13-1703 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CHIEF OF POLICE
The Chief of Police of the Village of Shorewood.
PARADE
Any number of people engaged in a march, ceremony, show, exhibition, pageant, demonstration, or procession of any kind, or any similar display in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, park, parkway, or any other public way or public place in the Village.
PARADE PERMIT
A permit as required by this chapter.
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
VILLAGE
The Village of Shorewood.
A. 
No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form, or start any parade unless a parade permit shall have been obtained from the Village Clerk, which shall be approved by the Chief of Police and the Village Manager.
B. 
This chapter shall not apply to:
(1) 
Funeral processions.
(2) 
Students going to and from school classes or participating in educational activities, provided that such conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities.
(3) 
A governmental agency acting within the scope of its function.
A person seeking issuance of a parade permit shall file an application with the Village Clerk on forms provided by such officer.
A. 
Filing. An application for a parade permit shall be filed with the Village Clerk not less than 15 days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the parade.
B. 
Contents. The application for a parade permit shall set forth the following information:
(1) 
The name, address, and telephone number of the person seeking to conduct such parade;
(2) 
If the parade is proposed to be conducted for, on behalf of, or by an organization, the name, address, and telephone number of the headquarters of the organization and of the authorized and responsible heads of such organization;
(3) 
The name, address, and telephone number of the person who will be the parade chairman and who will be responsible for its conduct;
(4) 
The date when the parade is to be conducted;
(5) 
The route to be traveled, the starting point, and the termination point;
(6) 
The approximate number of persons who, and animals and vehicles which, will constitute such parade, the type of animals and the description of the vehicles;
(7) 
The hours when such parade will start and terminate;
(8) 
A statement as to whether the parade will occupy all or only a portion of the width of the streets proposed to be traversed;
(9) 
The location by streets of any assembly areas for such parade;
(10) 
The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly area or areas;
(11) 
The interval of space to be maintained between units of such parade;
(12) 
If the parade is designed to be held by or in behalf of or for any person other than the applicant, the applicant for such permit shall file with the Village Clerk a communication in writing from the person proposing to hold the parade authorizing the applicant to apply for the permit on his behalf; and
(13) 
Any additional information which the Village Clerk shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should be issued.
C. 
Late applications. The Village Clerk, where good cause is shown therefor, shall have the authority to consider any application hereunder which is filed less than 15 days before the date such parade is proposed to be conducted.
D. 
Fee. There shall be a fee charged for a parade permit. (See Village Fee Schedule.)
The Village Clerk, upon written approval of the Village Manager and Chief of Police, shall issue a permit as provided for hereunder when, from a consideration of the application and from such other information as may otherwise be obtained, he finds that:
A. 
The conduct of the parade will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route;
B. 
The conduct of the parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the Village to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent adequate police protection to the Village;
C. 
The conduct of such parade will not prevent or interfere with the operation of any public service within the Village which it may be necessary to provide during the period the parade is in progress;
D. 
The concentration of persons and vehicles at assembly points of the parade will not unduly interfere with proper police and fire service or ambulance service to areas contiguous to such assembly points;
E. 
The conduct of the parade is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property, to provoke disorderly conduct, or to create a disturbance;
F. 
The parade is scheduled to move from its point of origin to its point of termination expeditiously and without unreasonable delays en route; and
G. 
The parade is not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product or goods and is not designed to be held purely for private profit.
The Village Clerk shall act upon the application for a parade permit within three days after the filing thereof. If the application is not approved, the Village Clerk shall mail to the applicant, within five days after the date upon which the application was filed, a notice of the action, stating the reasons for the denial of the permit.
Any person aggrieved shall have the right to appeal the denial of a parade permit to the Village Board. The appeal shall be taken within 10 days after notice. The Village Board shall act upon the appeal at its next meeting after the receipt of same or within a reasonable time thereafter.
The Village Clerk, in denying an application for a parade permit, with the written approval of the Village Manager and Chief of Police, shall be empowered to authorize the conduct of the parade on a date, at a time, or over a route different from that named by the applicant. An applicant desiring to accept an alternative permit shall, within five days after notice of the action of the Village Clerk, file a written notice of acceptance with the Village Clerk. An alternate parade permit shall conform to the requirements of and shall have the effect of a parade permit under this chapter.
Each parade permit shall state the following information:
A. 
Starting time;
B. 
Speed of travel;
C. 
Maximum interval of space to be maintained between units of parade;
D. 
The portions of the streets to be traversed that may be occupied by the parade;
E. 
The maximum length of the parade; and
F. 
Such other information as the Village Clerk shall find necessary to the enforcement of this chapter.
A permittee hereunder shall comply with all permit directions and conditions and with all applicable laws and ordinances. The parade chairman or other person heading or leading such activity shall carry the parade permit upon his person during the conduct of the parade.
A. 
Interference. No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct or impede, or interfere with any parade or parade assembly, or with any person or vehicle participating or used in a parade.
B. 
Driving through parades. No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade when such vehicles or persons are in motion and are conspicuously designated as a parade.
C. 
Parking on parade route. The Chief of Police shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a highway or part thereof constituting a part of the route of a parade. Signs shall be posted to such effect, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation thereof. No person shall be liable for parking on a street unposted in violation of this chapter.
The Village Clerk, with written approval of the Village Manager and the Chief of Police, shall have the authority to revoke a parade permit issued hereunder upon application of the standards of issuance as herein set forth.
[Amended 5-20-1991 by Ord. No. 1602[1]]
Except where a penalty is otherwise prescribed, the penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be as set forth in § 115-1 of the Village Code.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).