[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Oneida 12-21-1982 as Ch. 4-19, Art. V, of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 180.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any parade, march, ceremony, show, exhibition, pageant or procession of any kind or any similar display in or upon any street, park or other public place.
A person holding a parade permit shall comply with all permit directions and conditions and with all applicable laws and ordinances.
This chapter shall not apply to:
No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or start any parade without a parade permit issued by the Commissioner of Public Safety.
A person desiring a parade permit shall file an application with the Commissioner of Public Safety on forms provided by such officer. Such application shall be filed not less than seven days nor more than 10 days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct the parade.
The application for a parade permit shall set forth the following information:
The name, address and telephone number of the person seeking to conduct such parade.
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.
The name, address and telephone number of the person who will be the parade chairman and who will be responsible for its conduct.
The date when the parade is to be conducted.
The route to be traveled, the starting point and the termination point.
The approximate number of persons who, and animals and vehicles which, will constitute such parade; the type of animals, and description of the vehicles.
The hours when such parade will start and terminate.
A statement as to whether the parade will occupy all or only a portion of the width of the streets proposed to be traversed.
The location by streets of any assembly areas for such parade.
The time at which units of the parade will begin to assemble at any such assembly area or areas.
The interval of space to be maintained between units of such parade.
If the parade is designed to be held by and on behalf of or for any person other than the applicant, the applicant for such permit shall file with the Chief of Police a communication in writing from the person proposing to hold the parade, authorizing the applicant to apply for the permit on his behalf.
Any additional information which the Commissioner of Public Safety shall find reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should issue.
The Commissioner of Public Safety, where good cause is shown therefor, shall have the authority to consider any application hereunder which is filed less than seven days or more than 10 days before the date such parade is proposed to be conducted.
There shall be paid at the time of filing the application for a parade permit a fee as established by the Common Council. This fee may be waived in whole or in part by the Mayor.
The Commissioner of Public Safety shall issue a parade permit when, from a consideration of the application and from such other information as may otherwise be obtained, he finds that:
The conduct of the parade will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic contiguous to its route.
The conduct of the parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of this municipality to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto as to prevent normal police protection to this city.
The conduct of such parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of ambulances as to prevent normal ambulance service to portions of this city, other than that to be occupied by the proposed line of march and areas contiguous thereto.
The concentration of persons, animals and vehicles at assembly points of the parade will not unduly interfere with proper fire and police protection of or ambulance service to areas contiguous to such assembly areas.
The conduct of such parade will not interfere with the movement of fire-fighting equipment en route to a fire.
The conduct of the parade is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property, to provoke disorderly conduct or create a disturbance.
The parade is scheduled to move from its point of origin to its point of termination expeditiously and without unreasonable delays en route.
The parade is not to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, cause, goods or events and is not designed to be held purely for private profit.
If the Commissioner of Public Safety disapproves the application for a parade permit, he shall mail to the applicant, within three days after the date upon which the application was filed, a notice of his action.
The Commissioner of Public Safety, in denying an application for a parade permit, 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 alternate permit shall, within five days after notice of the action of the Commissioner of Public Safety, file a written notice of acceptance with the Commissioner of Public Safety. 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:
Maximum interval of space to be maintained between the units of the parade.
The portions of the streets to be traversed that may be occupied by the parade.
The maximum length of the parade in miles or fractions thereof.
Such other information as the Commissioner of Public Safety shall find necessary to the enforcement of this chapter.
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.
The Commissioner of Public Safety shall have the authority, after a hearing affording due process, to revoke a parade permit issued hereunder upon application of the standards for issuance as set forth in this chapter.