Township of Ewing, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Ewing 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13 as Ch. 78 of the 1998 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fees — See Ch. 172.
Parades — See Ch. 246.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all circuses, carnivals and mobile ride devices.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to conduct or operate any circuses, carnivals and any mobile ride devices which are open to the public and for which an admittance fee is charged without having first secured a license therefor.
B. 
Applications for such license along with the fee set forth in Chapter 172, Fees, shall be made to the Municipal Clerk and must have the approval by resolution of the Township Council. The license shall permit the activity at the place described therein for a period of seven days.
C. 
All applicants for such licenses shall have annexed thereto true copies of valid permits issued by the New Jersey State Department of Labor and Industry pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:3-31 through 5:3-54.
No license shall be granted or given for any carnivals, circuses or mobile rides unless:
A. 
Public liability policies are posted with the Township prior to the operation of any circus, carnival or mobile ride device, for the satisfaction of all claims for damages by reason of bodily injury to or the death of any one person and of all claims for damages by reason of bodily injury to or the death of all persons resulting from an accident. Such liability policies shall be in an amount of not less than the following:
(1) 
For mobile ride devices: $1,000,000/1,000,000.
(2) 
For circuses and carnivals: $1,000,000/1,000,000.
B. 
The Fire Inspector of the Township is satisfied as to the firesafety of the type of tent or other structure to be erected for the purpose of any show, carnival or circus.
C. 
The Police Department of the Township is satisfied that any mobile ride will not interfere with traffic or make traffic more hazardous in a particular location where the ride is located.
It shall be unlawful to operate or permit the operation of a circus, carnival or mobile ride between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of any day of any week.
A. 
The audience of any circus, carnival or mobile ride shall be orderly and quiet at all times. It shall be unlawful for any person attending such show or mobile ride to create a disturbance.
B. 
It shall be unlawful to permit or gather such a crowd to witness any carnival or circus or mobile ride as to create a dangerous condition as to fire or other safety risks.
A. 
It shall be unlawful to smoke or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe on or beneath the stage, dressing room or assembly hall for carnivals or circuses.
B. 
It shall be the duty of the owner of such premises or of the occupant in charge to provide and place in conspicuous places printed signs on which the words "No Smoking" shall appear in letters at least four inches high.
It shall be the duty of the owners, operators or occupant in charge of a carnival or circus to provide signs over every door and exit, upon which signs the word "exit" shall appear in letters at least six inches high and shall be illuminated during the entire period the circus or carnival shall maintain an audience, in accordance with state statutes and regulations.
It shall be the duty of the owners, operators or occupant in charge of the carnival or circus to provide at their expense adequate policing supervision and adequate supervision of traffic control to meet the requirements of the Township Police Department.
Upon application, the Township Council may waive the license fee where carnivals, circuses or mobile ride devices are being utilized for a nonprofit organization (as that term is defined in Chapter 267, Peddling and Soliciting, § 267-2, for a charitable purpose). However, all other requirements of this chapter must be observed.
Except as provided herein, violations of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.