Town of Rocky Hill, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Rocky Hill 10-7-1974 by Ord. No. 50-74. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parades — See Ch. 184.
Fees — See Ch. A249.

§ 85-1 Legislative intent.

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 of Rocky Hill.

§ 85-2 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings given herein:
SPECIAL EVENT
Any public gatherings, other than the normal day-to-day operation of existing commercial enterprises, of more than 1,000 persons assembled at one time for one particular event. Any such public gathering held or sponsored by the Town of Rocky Hill, any agency thereof or the Board of Education shall not be a "special event" within the meaning of this chapter.

§ 85-3 Permit required; fee; public notice.

A. 
No special event shall be held without a valid permit.
B. 
An application for such permit 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 the purpose.
C. 
The fee for said permit shall be as set by resolution of the Town Council, which sum shall be submitted with application for such permit.[1]
[Amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 171-92]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. A249, Fees.
D. 
Public notice of the application, 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.
E. 
The Town Manager shall neither grant nor deny the permit until at least 10 days after such 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 § 85-4 of this chapter.

§ 85-4 Application information.

The application shall be in such form as may be prescribed by the Town Manager and shall contain the following information:
A. 
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 on all officers.
B. 
Information concerning the date of organization, laws of what state, etc. pertaining to the organization.
C. 
The type of business activity.
D. 
A description of the type of event to be held.
E. 
The location where the event will be held.
F. 
The anticipated number of persons who will be assembled at one time for the event.
G. 
Complete information, including plot plan, to demonstrate adequate plans to meet local, state or other standards for:
(1) 
Parking.
(2) 
Food services.
(3) 
Drinking water.
(4) 
Sanitary facilities, including toilets.
(5) 
Lodging.
(6) 
Fire prevention and protection.
(7) 
Refuse disposal.
(8) 
Law enforcement.
(9) 
Medical facilities, including first aid; information concerning personnel and their qualifications.

§ 85-5 Investigation; reports.

A. 
Upon receipt of an application, the Town Manager shall investigate or cause to be investigated the character of the applicants and the location described.
B. 
The Town Manager shall require a report from such persons as he may deem necessary, but shall require one from:
(1) 
The Chief of Police.
(2) 
The Director of Health.
(3) 
The Fire Marshal.
(4) 
The Building Inspector.

§ 85-6 Responsibility for cost of police protection.

Payment for all police required by the Town Manager shall be the responsibility of the applicant, who will be billed at the prevailing private duty rate plus an established service charge. In the case of Rocky Hill charitable, nonprofit, eleemosynary organizations, there shall be no charge for police personnel assigned to the event.

§ 85-7 Granting or refusal of permit.

A. 
The Town Manager, in granting or refusing the permit, shall be guided by the information and standards in §§ 85-4, 85-5, 85-6 and 85-7 of this chapter and all valid concerns of the residents of the Town of Rocky Hill brought before him during the ten-to-fifteen-day period following the public notice concerning the application.
B. 
In case of the refusal to grant the permit, the Town Manager shall notify the applicant of his proposed action and reasons therefor, by certified mail, return receipt requested.
C. 
If the Town Manager grants the permit, he may make it contingent upon reasonable conditions, including but not limited to:
(1) 
Parking, food services, drinking water, sanitary facilities, including toilets, lodging and medical first aid facilities and refuse disposal.
(2) 
Presence on the grounds, at the expense of the applicant, of firemen and/or police officers.
D. 
Failure of applicants to comply with the terms of the permit shall be grounds for revocation of the permit after notice.
E. 
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 of Rocky Hill 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.
F. 
No permit 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 of $500,000 per person injured and $500,000 for all persons injured and $100,000 for all property damage resulting from said special event.
[Amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 171-92]
G. 
No permit 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 said special event.

§ 85-8 Revocation of permit.

In addition to the provisions of § 85-7E, the Town Manager may revoke the permit for due cause, including but not limited to:
A. 
False information knowingly given in the application.
B. 
Any violation of this chapter subsequent to the issuance of the permit.

§ 85-9 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 1-6-1992 by Ord. No. 171-92]
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, club or association violating any of the provisions of this chapter or of a permit issued hereunder shall be fined $25 per violation each day that a violation continues to be considered a separate offense.

§ 85-10 Injunction.

Any person, firm, corporation, partnership, club or association making an application for the permit required by this chapter consents by making such application that an immediate injunction may issue prohibiting the special event described in such application where such 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.