Village of Piermont, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont 11-14-1977 by L.L. No. 27-1977 as Ch. 71 of the 1977 Code; amended in its entirety 6-16-2009 by L.L. No. 2-2009. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby found and declared that the public health, safety and welfare requires that no parade, procession or special event be held in the Village of Piermont, except as regulated by this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
LOW-IMPACT EVENTS
Low-impact special events are special events which impact the health, safety and welfare of Piermont residents; which impact includes, but is not limited to, the closure of secondary or private roads or parking lots generally open to the public, or which require the expenditure of public funds to facilitate the cleanup of the special event, or which require the presence of police officers to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
[Added 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
MAJOR EVENTS
Major special events are special events that require the closure of any portion of Piermont Avenue or any major thoroughfare, or of multiple thoroughfares for any length of time; or when additional personnel are required to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors of the Village. The determination of additional personnel is at the discretion of the Chief of Police, DPW Superintendent and Board of Trustees.
[Added 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016; amended 6-20-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
PARADE or PROCESSION
A recognizable group of 10 or more vehicles, or 20 or more persons not riding in vehicles, proposing to march or proceed along any public street or roadway.
SPECIAL EVENT (consisting of "major events" and "low-impact events")
Social festivals, celebrations or parties; carnivals; circuses; fund-raising events; and road races (pedestrian or vehicular), which events take place on public property, or on private property open to the public, and which cause the Village to expend municipal resources to monitor same in order to protect the public health, safety or welfare.
[Amended 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
No parade or procession shall occupy, march or proceed along any public street or roadway at any time, nor shall any special event take place on public property, or on private property open to the public, unless a permit to do so at that time has been obtained from the Village Board of Trustees, which shall consider any permit request at a regularly scheduled meeting of such Board. No person shall take part in or start any such parade, procession or special event unless a permit for said procession, parade or special event has been issued by the Village Clerk at the direction of the Board of Trustees, and no person shall take part in any parade, procession or special event which is proceeding in a manner not in accordance with the terms of such permit.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
A. 
Funeral processions.
B. 
Parades, processions or special events declared by resolution of the Board of Trustees to be sponsored by the Village of Piermont or as a part of official Village ceremonies.
C. 
Students going to and from school classes or participating in school activities, provided that such conduct is under the immediate direction and supervision of the proper school authorities.
Application for a permit shall be made to the Village Clerk not less than 15 days, not counting holidays or Sundays, prior to the proposed date of the parade, procession or special event. Such application shall contain a written verification as to its contents and shall contain the following information:
A. 
The names of the organizations participating.
B. 
The purpose for which the parade, procession or special event is to be held.
C. 
The name of the person (or persons, in the case of a committee without a chairman) chiefly responsible for the marshaling and organization of the parade, procession or special event.
D. 
The date and hours during which the parade, procession or special event is proposed to be held.
E. 
The number of persons expected to participate in the parade, procession or special event.
F. 
A description of the type of parade, procession or special event proposed to be held, including information concerning any of the following:
(1) 
Bands participating.
(2) 
Floats and other vehicles.
(3) 
Organization of participants.
G. 
The proposed route or location which the parade, procession or special event will occupy or pass.
H. 
Measures to be taken to ensure proper organization and movement of the parade, procession or special event and adequate crowd control.
I. 
Any other information which may be required by the Board of Trustees.
The Village Clerk shall promptly advise the Mayor, the Chief of Police and the Superintendent of Public Works of any and all applications for permits under this chapter. If advised by any of these officials that the procession, parade or special event for which the permit is sought would endanger public health or safety or be detrimental to the public welfare, the Village Clerk shall promptly notify the members of the Board of Trustees of such determination, and the Board of Trustees shall, in issuing the permit, include reasonable content-neutral conditions designed to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
[Amended 12-1-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2016]
Upon application duly made, as provided in § 141-5, and approved by the Board of Trustees, a permit for the procession, parade or special event shall be issued by the Village Clerk upon payment of the required fees as follows:
A. 
For parades and processions, payment of the required fee of $250 within five days, not counting holidays or Sundays, after the application is made.
[Amended 6-20-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
(1) 
The application fee may be waived for Piermont-based, registered nonprofit (501c3) organizations.
B. 
Special events.
(1) 
For major special events, an application fee of $300, together with payment of the required fee as set forth in Chapter 102 of the Code within five days, not counting holidays or Sundays, after the application is made, provided that the application is made no later than 60 days prior to the major special event.
(2) 
For major special events, an application fee of $600, together with payment of the required fee as set forth in Chapter 102 of the Code within five days, not counting holidays or Sundays, after the application is made, if the application is made less than 60 days prior to the major special event.
(3) 
For low-impact special events, an application fee of $250, together with payment of the required fee as set forth in Chapter 102 of the Code within five days, not counting holidays or Sundays, after the application is made.
C. 
For low-impact events, an application fee of $250, together with the required fee as set forth in Chapter 102 of the Code, within five days, not counting holidays or Sundays, after the application is made.
[Added 6-20-2017 by L.L. No. 4-2017]
(1) 
The application fee may be waived for Piermont-based, registered nonprofit (501c3) organizations.
Any application for a permit for a parade, procession, or special event may be summarily denied by the Village Clerk, or by the Board of Trustees, if:
A. 
The parade, procession or special event for which permit is sought would conflict with another parade, procession or special event for which a permit is to be or has been issued and for which application was made previous to the application to be rejected.
B. 
The parade, procession or special event would conflict with a parade, procession or special event to which this chapter does not apply.
C. 
The parade, procession or special event is to be held for the purpose of advertising any commercial product, goods or event or is designated purely for private profit.
D. 
The application does not comply with § 141-5 herein.
Each permit issued under this chapter shall specify:
A. 
The names of the organizations participating.
B. 
The name of the person (or persons, in the case of a committee without a chairman) chiefly responsible for the marshaling and organization of the parade, procession or special event.
C. 
The public street, roadway or location through which the parade, procession or special event may move and how much of these public streets, roadways or locations in width, it may occupy.
D. 
The date and the hours during which the parade, procession or special event may proceed.
E. 
Reasonable, content-neutral conditions, if same are required as set forth in § 141-6.
No person shall drive any vehicle between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade, procession or special event proceeding in accordance with the terms of a permit therefor duly issued by the Village Clerk when such vehicles or persons are in motion and are conspicuously designated as a parade, procession or special event, nor shall any person unreasonably hamper, obstruct, impede or interfere with any person, vehicle or animal participating in or being used in such a parade, procession or special event.
The Chief of Police shall have the authority to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a highway or part thereof constituting a part of the route of a parade, procession or special event and to cause signs to such effect to be posted, and it shall be unlawful and a violation of this chapter for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle upon any such posted highway or portion thereof.