[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler 6-13-1967 by Ord. No. 1142. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHIEF OF POLICE
- The Chief of Police of the Township of Shaler.
- Any sound truck, loudspeaker, sound amplifier or any instrument of any character whatsoever which emits therefrom loud and raucous noises.
- Any parade, demonstration, ceremony, show, exhibition, pageant or procession of any kind or any similar display or assembly in or upon any street, park or other public place in the Township.
- A permit as required by this chapter.
- A person, firm or partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
- The Township of Shaler.
No person shall engage in, participate in, aid, form or start any parade or use a loudspeaker unless a permit shall have been obtained from the Chief of Police, except that no permit shall be required of funeral processions, students going to and from school classes or participating in educational activities under the direction and supervision of the proper school authorities, or a governmental agency acting within its scope.
A person seeking issuance of a permit shall file an application with the Chief of Police for a permit not less than five days and not more than 30 days before the date on which it is proposed to conduct a parade or use a loudspeaker, stating the character, object, time, route of the parade or loudspeaker, and the names and addresses of the persons having charge thereof. There shall be paid at the time of filing an application for a parade permit a fee of $5.
The Chief of Police shall issue a permit as provided for hereunder if the conduct of the parade or the use of the loudspeaker will not substantially interfere with the safe and orderly movement of traffic contiguous to its route and the movement of emergency fire or police equipment or if it is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property or to provoke disorderly conduct or create a disturbance.
The Chief of Police shall act upon the application for a permit within three days after the filing thereof.
If the Chief of Police disapproves the application, he shall mail to the applicant, within three days after the date upon which the application is filed, a notice of his action, stating the reasons for his denial of the permit. Any person aggrieved shall have the right, within three days after notice, to appeal the denial of a permit to the Commissioners of the Township.
[Amended 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1631]
Any person, firm, corporation or group of individuals found in violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any issuing authority, be subject to a fine of up to $600 and may be sentenced to a period of incarceration not exceeding 90 days in the Allegheny County Jail. Each incident in violation of the chapter shall be considered a separate offense and may be punishable as such. This penalty shall not preclude the Township from seeking further relief in law or equity in a court of competent jurisdiction in this commonwealth.