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City of Passaic, NJ
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Passaic 2-6-1975 by Ord. No. 288-75. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty — See Ch. 1, Art. II.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 79.
Entertainment — See Ch. 129.
[Added 7-11-1985 by Ord. No. 865-85]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
CARNIVAL, BAZAAR or FAIR
Any assembly, exhibition or display of shows, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, whips, shooting galleries or similar amusements, legal games or contests of chance or skill; any exhibitions or feats of horsemanship, acrobatic performances or display of animals, together with such exhibitions, which exhibitions, performances, displays or devices are grouped together and carried on for a short period of time in the open air or under temporary structures or elsewhere.
[Amended 3-22-2016 by Ord. No. 2046-16]
No carnival, bazaar or fair shall be operated within the limits of the City without a license first obtained in the manner hereinafter described, and no carnival, bazaar or fair shall be operated in any City park without prior approval of the governing body, after consultation with the Department of Recreation, Cultural and Senior Affairs, Human Resources and the Bureau of Fire Prevention, where any vendor or organization intends to utilize propane for cooking purposes and/or where any vendor or organization intends to utilize a generator for the purpose of providing power or electricity.
[Amended 12-3-1981 by Ord. No. 657-81; 3-22-2016 by Ord. No. 2046-16]
A. 
Any person or group of persons or association desiring a license to conduct a carnival, bazaar or fair shall present an application to the City Clerk, stating his name, street and City address and purpose for which such license is desired and the name of any group or association he represents, if any, accompanied by a license fee of $250. Where any vendor or organization intends to utilize propane for any cooking purpose, there shall also be a fee of $50 per propane device. Where any vendor or organization intends to utilize a generator for the purpose of providing power or electricity, there shall also be a fee of $50 per generator. Any vendor or organization shall also pay $22 per hour, per inspector, for all necessary fire inspection conducted by the Bureau of Fire Prevention and/or a certified member of the Fire Department as follows:
Number of Persons
Number of Inspectors and Minimum Hours
1 to 499
1 inspector, minimum of three hours
500 to 1,499
2 inspectors, minimum of four hours
1,500 to 2,499
2 inspectors, minimum of five hours
2,500 to 3,999
3 inspectors, minimum of five hours
4,000 and over
5 inspectors, minimum of five hours
B. 
Said application must first be approved by the Police Director or his agent regarding permission for any games to be operated.
[Amended 12-3-1981 by Ord. No. 657-81; 11-19-2001 by Ord. No. 1529-01]
No such application shall be approved unless it is accompanied by a cash bond in the sum of $2,000 to obligate the applicant to care for the condition of the facility and to guarantee general cleanup within 24 hours and a certificate of insurance covering liability, worker's compensation and comprehensive in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence. No refund shall be made of the cash bond without approval of the City Council.
[Added 12-3-1981 by Ord. No. 657-81; amended 11-19-2001 by Ord. No. 1529-01]
Any person, group or association shall be permitted to hold only one carnival, bazaar or fair per calendar year on municipal property. This carnival, bazaar or fair shall be no longer than one twenty-four-hour period. At any given time, there shall not be more than one carnival, bazaar or fair operating within the limits of the City on City property.
[Added 12-3-1981 by Ord. No. 657-81; amended 8-26-1982 by Ord. No. 701-82]
Any carnival, bazaar or fair held within the City of Passaic shall have all rides, stands, trucks or other appurtenances placed and situated on concrete, asphalt, macadam or other such similar surface. There shall be no rides or carnival trucks permitted in any parks or park areas within the City of Passaic.