[Adopted 6-11-1984 by Ord. No. 1326]
When special events are planned for certain areas of the City, the City Commission may, by resolution, designate an area to be called a special events area. Said resolution shall describe the boundaries of the special events area, the purposes for its designation, and the length of time said area shall be a special events area. The City Clerk shall post a copy of said resolution in five public places within the City, at least three of which shall be in the special events license area, but posting or proof thereof is not a necessary element of proof of a violation of this article, nor shall it affect any conviction obtained thereunder.
Any other provision of this Kalamazoo Code notwithstanding, no person or entity shall sell any food, merchandise, goods, service, amusement, ride, or any other thing on any public street, alley, sidewalk, park, or any other public property, when said property is within a special events area as designated by the City Commission, without first having obtained a special events license from the City and complying with the terms and conditions of said license.
Applications for special events licenses shall be submitted to the City Clerk on such forms as the City Clerk deems appropriate and shall be submitted not less than 15 days before the special event is to be held. The special event application shall be accompanied by a license fee as may from time to time be established by the City Commission. Said application shall also be accompanied by such certificates of insurance, bonds, or other items that the City Commission may from time to time require.
The City Commission may approve the issuance of said special events license, which shall be valid only for the duration of the special event. The City Commission may limit the number of said licenses, limit the purpose of said licenses, regulate and control the location of said licenses, and attach such other terms and conditions to said licenses as may be necessary in the interest of the special event. The City Commission may appoint an advisory committee to make recommendations for special events licenses.
Any person or entity having been issued a special events license and who is selling any food, merchandise, goods, service, amusement, ride, or any other things pursuant to said license shall prominently display said license in full public view during the time of said special event.
Any violation of this article may be enforced by an appearance ticket, a summons and complaint, or arrest.