[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Directors of the Town of Manchester as Secs. 9-101 to 9-102 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Authority to regulate amusements — See § 1-3(51).
Municipal authority to license exhibitions — See C.G.S. § 21-6.
The Chief of Police, under the direction of the General ,Manager shall have power to grant written licenses to be issued as provided in this Code, to persons applying for the same, for exhibitions, shows, public amusements and for purposes of trade as provided, as the Chief of Police shall consider proper to be licensed, and for such time as he may deem fit, which license may, for cause, at any time, be revoked by the authority originally granting it.
Nothing herein shall be construed to permit any person to conduct or sponsor or cause to be conducted or sponsored any exhibition, show or public amusement which is not allowed under the zoning regulation of the Town.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to exhibit, open, maintain or operate any performance, show or exhibition commonly known as a "carnival" or "circus" within the Town; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any amateur show, performance or exhibition, bazaar, festival or other amusement of like character.
Nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit any performance, show or exhibition commonly known as a "carnival" or "circus" within the limits of said Town which is conducted by or sponsored by a Manchester civic, fraternal, religious, educational, charitable or similar nonprofit organization, the proceeds of which, after deducting operating expenses, are for the exclusive benefit of said organization or similar organizations, provided said performance, show or exhibition shall be licensed by the Chief of Police under the direction of the General Manager.