[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Westbury 7-1-1965 (Ch. 27 of the 1964 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Circuses, carnivals, etc. — See Ch. 101.
No procession or parade containing 10 or more vehicles or 20 or more persons not riding in vehicles shall occupy, march or proceed along any highway at any time unless a license to do so at that time has been obtained from the Village Clerk. No person shall take part in, aid, form or start any such procession or parade unless a license for said procession or parade has been issued by the Village Clerk, and no person shall take part in any procession or parade which is proceeding in a manner not in accordance with the terms of such license.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
Processions or parades when all persons taking part therein are policemen, firemen, members of the Armed Forces of the United States or of the State of New York or officials of governmental units.
Processions or parades declared by resolution of the Board of Trustees to be a part of official village ceremonies.
Students going to and from school classes or participating in school activities, provided that such conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities.
Upon application duly made not less than seven days, not counting holidays or Sundays, prior to the proposed date of the procession or parade in such form as the Village Clerk shall require and payment of the required fee, a license for the procession or parade shall be issued by the Village Clerk five days, not counting holidays or Sundays, after the application is made unless:
The procession or parade for which a license is sought would conflict with another procession or parade for which a license is to be or has been issued, and for which application was made previous to the application to be rejected.
The procession or parade would conflict with a procession or parade to which this chapter does not apply.
The Mayor or the Commissioner of Police and Public Welfare shall advise the Village Clerk that the procession or parade for which a license is sought would endanger the public health or safety or would be detrimental to the public welfare.
The procession or parade is to be held for the purpose of advertising any commercial product, goods or event, or is designated purely for private profit.
The Village Clerk shall promptly mail written notice to the Mayor and the Commissioner of Police and Public Safety of any and all applications for licenses under this chapter. If advised by either official that the procession or parade for which license is sought would endanger public health or safety or be detrimental to the public welfare, the Village Clerk shall promptly notify the members of the Board of Trustees that he has been so advised, and shall refrain from issuing the license sought until directed to do so by resolution of the Board of Trustees.
Each license issued under this chapter shall specify the names of the organizations participating, the name of the person or, if a committee without a Chairman, the names of the members of the committee, chiefly responsible for the marshaling and organization of the procession or parade, the highways through which it may move, how much of these highways, in width, it may occupy and the hours during which it may proceed.
No person shall drive any vehicle between the vehicles or persons comprising a procession or parade proceeding in accordance with the terms of a license therefor duly issued by the Village Clerk when such vehicles or persons are in motion and are conspicuously designated as a procession or parade, nor shall any person unreasonably hamper, obstruct or impede or interfere with any person, vehicle or animal participating or used in such a procession or parade.
The Commissioner of Police and Public Welfare shall have the authority to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a highway or part thereof constituting a part of the route of a procession or parade, and to cause signs to such effect to be posted, and it shall be unlawful and a violation of the ordinance for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle upon any highway or portion thereof in violation of prohibitions so posted along said highway or portion thereof.
[Added 6-6-1985 by L.L. No. 4-1985]
Any violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250.