Town of North Hempstead, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the North Hempstead Town Board 6-12-1951. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons, corporations or associations shall, except as herein otherwise provided, exhibit or show or cause or permit to be exhibited, any show, exhibition, circus, carnival, rodeo, pony track, contest game, artificial curiosity or public amusement for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, without first obtaining a license therefor according to the provisions of this ordinance. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the conducting or require the licensing of a fair, carnival or similar exhibition or entertainment for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, which may be attended by the public, when directly under the control and supervision and conducted by volunteer or paid members or employees of any religious, fraternal, educational or other nonprofit institution, organization or association.
Before the granting of a license by the Town Clerk of the Town of North Hempstead for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days, the premises where a show, exhibition, circus, carnival or other exhibit is to be held, shall be inspected by the Police Department of Nassau County, the Health Department of Nassau County, the Fire Marshal of Nassau County and the Building Inspector of the Town of North Hempstead. The written consents of the owner of the premises proposed to be used by the applicant, the Police Department of Nassau County, the Health Department of Nassau County, the Fire Marshal of Nassau County and the Building Inspector of the Town of North Hempstead shall be filed with the application in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of North Hempstead, unless otherwise waived by order of the Town Board.
No show, exhibition, circus, carnival or other exhibit shall travel through the streets of the Town of North Hempstead in going to and from the place where such show, exhibition, circus, carnival or other exhibit is to be held except upon a route to be designated and approved by the Police Department of Nassau County.
[Amended 12-16-1958]
The applicant shall furnish a public liability insurance policy saving the Town of North Hempstead harmless from any liability or causes of action which might arise by virtue of granting a license to an applicant in amounts of not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) for injuries including wrongful death to any person and subject to the same limit for each person in an amount not less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000.) on account of one (1) accident; and property damage insurance in an amount not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.) on account of any one (1) accident, and in an amount not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.) on account of all accidents.
The applicant shall also deposit a surety company bond or certified check in the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.) conditioned that no damage will be done to the streets, sewers, trees or adjoining property, and that no dirt, paper, litter or other debris will be permitted to remain upon the streets or upon any private property by such applicant. Such cash bond shall be returned to the applicant upon certification by the Building Inspector and the Superintendent of Highways of the Town of North Hempstead that all conditions of this ordinance have been complied with.
No person or persons, corporations or associations shall permit any performance of a show, exhibition, circus, carnival or other exhibit to be conducted on Sunday or any weekday after 12:00 midnight.
No person or persons, corporations or associations shall permit any dismantling or removing of the equipment of a show, exhibition, circus, carnival or other exhibit to be conducted on Sunday or any weekday after 12:00 midnight or before 7:00 a.m.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, corporations or associations to permit any show, exhibition, circus, carnival or other exhibit to make any unnecessary or unreasonable noise by means of loudspeakers, power amplifying devices or any other means which would create a public nuisance.
Any application to conduct any show, exhibition, circus, carnival or other exhibit for a period longer than thirty (30) days, which may be approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of North Hempstead, shall also be subject to the provisions of this ordinance.
The fee for such license shall be one hundred dollars ($100.) for each calendar month or part thereof. Each location must be separately licensed.
Except as otherwise provided, any person or persons, corporations or associations violating any sections of this ordinance, shall be liable to a penalty for each violation thereof, of a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.) for each day's violation thereof. In addition thereto, it is ordained that a violation thereof shall constitute disorderly conduct and that the person violating the same shall be and is hereby declared a disorderly person.
This ordinance shall take effect immediately.