[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester 7-8-1982, as amended 12-19-1982 (Ch. II, § 12, 2-12-07, of the 1991 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to conduct or operate any theatrical or musical performance, show, exhibition, public roller skating in rinks or halls, dances and balls, or spectator sporting event within the Town of Glocester which is open to the general public where the number of persons in attendance is more than 50 without having first obtained a license therefor from the Glocester Town Council.
Written application for granting or renewal of entertainment licenses shall be made to the Glocester Town Clerk preceding the date of the scheduled entertainment, or the date of the first scheduled entertainment should the license application be for a series of entertainment dates, by an amount of time sufficient to allow for advertising and hearing by the Town Council.
Each application shall specify the name and address of the applicant and of the owner or lessor of the property where the proposed entertainment will be conducted, the nature of the proposed entertainment, location, date(s) of proposed entertainment(s), as well as what provisions will be made for medical assistance, fire protection, police protection, parking facilities, protection of the neighboring property, and crowd control and sanitary facilities. If the applicant is a corporation, partnership or other entity, the application shall also specify the names and addresses of the principal shareholders, partners or those in control of the corporation, partnership or other entity. Each application shall include a list of the names of the owners of all properties within 300 feet of the perimeter of the premises in or on which the entertainment is sought to be located.
Each application shall also contain a specific description of any other entertainment or amusement conducted or operated by the applicant, within or without the Town, and shall include such references, if any, as applicant deems appropriate with respect to such entertainment or amusement.
Upon receipt of such application, the Town Clerk shall assign said application for public hearing before the Glocester Town Council at its next regular meeting. A notice of such hearing shall be sent by regular mail at least one week prior to the hearing to the owners of all properties within 300 feet of the perimeter of the premises in or on which the entertainment is sought to be located. The application and public hearing shall also be advertised in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town by the Town Clerk. The Town Council may, in its discretion, waive the notice requirements set forth in this section where the applicant is a nonprofit entity.
The Town Council shall conduct a hearing upon each application for each new entertainment license.
The Town Council shall grant said license only if the Town Council shall find that:
The issuance of such license shall be for such period, not to exceed one year, and subject to such conditions as the Town Council in its discretion shall reasonably determine. Any license issued for a series of entertainment dates shall expire no later than one year after the date of issuance of such license but may be renewed as provided in § 173-7 of this chapter.
At the time of the issuance or renewal of any license, or thereafter during the term of any license, the Town Council, in order to maintain order and to insure public safety, may direct the Chief of Police to assign one or more police officers to the location at which the license was granted at such times as the Town Council may direct. The licensee shall pay for the services of said police officer or officers at the prevailing rate.
No entertainment license shall be issued to or renewed by any applicant currently in arrears in any tax or assessments levied by the Town of Glocester, or for use upon any premises for which any such taxes or assessments are unpaid at the time of the filing of the application.
The holder of any license issued for a series of entertainment dates may apply to the Town Clerk for renewal of such license upon its expiration.
The Town Council, at its discretion, may hold a public hearing with respect to any application to renew an entertainment license, but no such hearing shall be a condition to consideration by the Town Council of any renewal application.
Any license issued by the Town Council may be revoked by the Town Council: