[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Scotia 8-13-1969 as Ch. 3, Art. I, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person having charge or control of any building or vacant lot, either as owner, lessee, agent or otherwise, shall use or permit to be used any part thereof as a place of public amusement or for giving any moving picture exhibition, theatrical or musical entertainment or performance of any kind, for money or hire, unless a license therefor is first obtained.
Licenses for entertainments or amusements above enumerated, whether in a building or otherwise, shall be granted by the Mayor if in his judgment the peace and order of the village are not likely to be disturbed and such entertainments or exhibitions are not immoral or improper. Licenses shall be issued upon compliance with the rules and regulations prescribed by this chapter and payment of license fees as set forth in a schedule adopted by the Village Board of Trustees.
After notice to the owner or lessee, the Mayor may, in his discretion, suspend or revoke the license of any theater or place of public amusement where any show, play or exhibition of any kind is given or advertised to be given which in his opinion is of a lewd or immoral nature.
If in his judgment the public safety and the protection of the public interest so require, the Mayor shall detail or cause to be detailed a police officer or police officers for duty at every such place of amusement during any or all of the performances or exhibitions. The amount to be paid for the services of such officer or officers shall be fixed by the Village Board and collected from the owner or lessee of such place of public amusement.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or both.