[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Southport 5-10-1977 by L.L. No. 1-1977 (Ch. 166 of the 1975 Municipal Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 380.
This chapter shall be known as the "Mass Gathering Law of the Town of Southport."
It is the purpose of this chapter to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York, by efficient regulations of mass gatherings.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person holding or promoting by advertising or otherwise a mass gathering.
- MASS PUBLIC GATHERING
- Any mass gathering of people which is likely to attract 500 persons or more and continue for a period exceeding 18 hours, to be held in whole or in part within the Town of Southport, Chemung County, State of New York.
- The written permission from the Town Board of the Town of Southport, County of Chemung, State of New York.
- Any natural individual, firm, trust, partnership, association or corporation.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to hold or promote by advertising or otherwise a mass gathering which is likely to attract 500 persons or more and continue for a period exceeding 18 hours to be held, in whole or in part, within the Town of Southport, County of Chemung, State of New York, unless such person shall first obtain a permit. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to Volunteer Fire Departments holding mass gatherings where the same is held on its premises, or where parades are conducted on public streets, and where it provides adequate parking and furnishes proper fire and police protection together with necessary sanitary facilities.
A permit for the holding or promoting by advertising or otherwise of a mass gathering shall be obtained from the Town Board of the Town of Southport, New York.
The fee shall be determined by resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Southport, at the time said applicant submits his application for permit.
The application for the permit for the holding or promoting by advertising or otherwise of a mass gathering in the Town of Southport, Chemung County, New York, shall be submitted to the Town Clerk of the Town of Southport. The application for the permit shall be filed with the Town Clerk. The application shall include the following:
The name and address of the applicant and the name and addresses of all principals and if a partnership, association or corporation, the members thereof, and if any members thereof have been convicted of any crime and, if so, the nature thereof.
The name and address of the owner(s) of the premises upon which the mass gathering is to be located and filing a written consent or lease by said owner(s) of the premises to the use intended.
A complete statement containing plans and availability of and proposed police, garbage, fire, water, sewage, toilet and lavatory and medical facilities and services to be provided for the mass gathering and as required pursuant to the public health laws. The said applicant shall file written permission from the Chemung County Department of Health as required by law. Applicant shall also file with the Town Board written consents from the Fire Department having jurisdiction of the area in which the event is to be held that the fire services are adequate for that area. In addition thereto said applicant shall also file a written consent from the Police Department having jurisdiction of that area of the adequacy of the police protection for said event.
An undertaking in an amount to be set by the Town Board of the Town of Southport, Chemung County, State of New York, to insure compliance with the provisions hereof.
An estimate as to the number of persons expected to be in attendance at such mass gathering.
An itemized estimate as to amount of money to be used to hold and promote the mass gathering.
The location of the land upon which the mass gathering is to be held. The application and all accompanying plans and undertakings shall be filed in triplicate.
Upon receipt of the application, the Town Clerk shall transmit one copy of the application to the Town Board of the Town of Southport. Another copy shall remain with the Town Clerk for public record. The third copy shall be transmitted to the County Health Department.
The Town Board, in reviewing applications for permits for approval shall determine whether the said gathering will be held in conformity with the requirements as herein set forth in order that the mass gathering can be held without hazard to health and safety.
A mass gathering shall conform to the following requirements:
Garbage receptacles. Garbage receptacles must be provided to insure proper disposal of all garbage and rubbish. The cans shall be kept in sanitary conditions at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to insure that such receptacles shall not overflow. The said applicant shall also file with the Town Board a contract showing that it has contracted for adequate disposal of all garbage and rubbish for said event.
Undertaking. An undertaking shall be deposited with the Town Clerk after the amount is set by the Town Board to insure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
Fire protection. Every mass gathering shall be equipped at all times with adequate fire extinguishing equipment in good working order, of such type, size and number and so located on said premises as to satisfy reasonable and applicable regulations of the Fire Department. No open fires shall be permitted at any place which may endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended at anytime.
Water. An adequate supply of water must be available to all in attendance at a mass gathering and the quality must be satisfactory to the Chemung County Health Department.
Sewage. Facilities shall be provided and maintained for satisfactory disposal of sewage in accordance with the regulations of the Chemung County Health Department.
Toilet and lavatory facilities. An adequate quantity of toilet and lavatory facilities shall be provided of a quality satisfactory to the Chemung County Health Department.
Medical. Adequate medical and first aid treatment facilities shall be provided in accordance with the standards of the Chemung County Health Department.
No permit shall be issued to any applicant for a mass gathering until such applicant has complied with all the sanitary and health codes, laws, regulations and ordinances, of the State of New York, County of Chemung and Town of Southport.
The Town Board may revoke any permit to hold or promote by advertising or otherwise a mass gathering when it becomes apparent that the holder thereof has failed to comply with any of the requirements or provisions as hereinbefore set forth.
The permit shall be conspicuously posted on the premises where the mass gathering is to be held.