[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Newington 4-27-1971 (Ch. 14 of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The regulation of special events and the supervision of such events are hereby declared necessary for the protection of the health, safety, welfare and property of the residents of the Town.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SPECIAL EVENT
- Any public gathering, other than the normal day-to-day operation of existing commercial enterprises, of more than 4,000 persons assembled at one time for one particular event. Any such public gathering held or sponsored by the Town, any agency thereof or the Board of Education shall not be a special event within the meaning of this chapter.
No special event shall be held without a valid permit from the Town Manager.
An application for a permit required by this chapter shall be made to the Town Manager not later than 50 days before the starting date of the special event upon forms to be supplied by him for that purpose.
The application for a permit hereunder shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the Town Manager and shall contain the following information:
The names, addresses and dates of birth of all applicants, if a partnership, this information concerning all partners. If a corporation, club or association, this information shall be furnished on all officers.
Information concerning the date of organization, laws of what state, etc., pertaining to the organization.
The type of business activity.
A description of the type of event to be held.
The location where the event will be held.
The anticipated number of persons who will be assembled at one time for the event.
Complete information, including plot plan, to demonstrate adequate plans to meet local, state or other standards for:
Public notice of the application for a permit hereunder, by posting the same in the Town Hall, disclosing pertinent facts concerning the event, shall be made by the Town Manager within 10 days after the application is received.
Upon receipt of an application for a permit hereunder, the Town Manager shall investigate, or cause to be investigated, the character of the applicants and the location described.
The Town Manager shall require a report from such persons as he may deem necessary, but shall require one from:
The Town Manager shall neither grant nor deny the permit required by this chapter until at least 10 days after the public notice. He shall, however, either grant or deny the permit within 15 days after such public notice, based upon his satisfaction in accordance with the standards of § 361-5.
The fee for the permit required by this chapter shall be $20, which sum shall be submitted with the application for such permit.
The Town Manager, in granting or refusing the permit required by this chapter, shall be guided by the information and standards in §§ 361-5, 361-7, 361-8, this section and §§ 361-12 through 361-16 of this chapter, and all valid concerns of the residents of the Town brought before him during the ten- to fifteen-day period following the public notice concerning the application.
In case of the refusal to grant the permit required by this chapter, the Town Manager shall notify the applicant of his proposed action and the reasons therefor, by certified mail, return receipt requested.
If the Town Manager grants the permit required by this chapter, he may make it contingent upon reasonable conditions, including, but not limited to:
As a condition of the issuance of a permit, the Town Manager may require that the applicant file a good and sufficient bond to protect the Town and its residents against any damage, loss or liability which might be incurred by the Town or its residents as a result of such special event.
No permit required by this chapter shall be granted unless the applicant shall provide liability insurance for such special event protecting the Town as an additional named insured in the amount to be determined by the Town's Risk Manager.
No permit required by this chapter shall be granted unless the applicant shall sign a written agreement holding the Town harmless from any liability, cost or expense whatsoever resulting from, or arising out of, the special event.
The Town Manager may revoke the permit required by this chapter for due cause, including, but not limited to:
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, club or association making an application for the permit required by this chapter, by making such application, consents that an immediate injunction may issue prohibiting the special event described in such application where such person, firm, corporation, partnership, club or association has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, or a permit granted hereunder, and sufficient proof of such violation has been made to a court having jurisdiction.