Village of North Collins, NY
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of North Collins 7-11-1995 by L.L. No. 3-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 117.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 150.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 171.

§ 121-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MOTORCADE
An organized procession containing 25 or more vehicles, except funeral processions, upon any public street, sidewalk or alley.
PARADE
Any march or procession consisting of people, animals or vehicles, or combination thereof, except funeral processions, upon any public street, sidewalk or alley which does not comply with normal and usual traffic regulations or controls.

§ 121-2 Permit required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct a parade or motorcade in or upon any public street, sidewalk or alley in the village or to knowingly participate in any such parade or motorcade unless and until a permit to conduct such parade or motorcade has been obtained from the North Collins Village Board.

§ 121-3 Hours of operation.

No person shall conduct a parade or motorcade before the hours of 2:00 p.m., Sundays, or 11:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday, with all parades concluded by sunset. All parades shall be conducted within a two-hour time frame.

§ 121-4 Conduct for commercial purposes prohibited.

No permit shall be issued authorizing the conduct of a parade or motorcade which the Village Board finds is proposed to be held for the sole purpose of advertising any product, goods, wares, merchandise or event and is designed to be held purely for private profit.

§ 121-5 Interference prohibited.

No person shall knowingly join or participate in any parade or motorcade conducted under permit from the Village Board in violation of any of the terms of said permit; nor knowingly join or participate in any permitted parade or motorcade without the consent and over the objection of the permittee; nor in any manner interfere with its progress or orderly conduct.

§ 121-6 Application for permit.

Any person who wants to conduct a parade or motorcade shall apply to the Clerk for a permit at least 60 days in advance of the date of the proposed parade or motorcade. The application for such permit shall be made, in writing, on a form approved by the Village Board. In order that adequate arrangements may be made for the proper policing of the parade or motorcade, the application shall contain the following information:
A. 
The names of the applicant, the sponsoring organization, the parade or motorcade chairman and the addresses and telephone numbers of each.
B. 
The purpose of the parade or motorcade, the date when it is proposed to be conducted, the location of the assembly area, the location of the disbanding area, the route to be traveled and the approximate time when the parade or motorcade will assemble, start and terminate.
C. 
Such other information as the Police Administrator may deem reasonably necessary.

§ 121-7 Issuance or denial of permit.

A. 
Standards for issuance. The Village Board shall issue a parade or motorcade permit conditioned upon the applicant's written agreement to comply with the terms of such permit unless the Village Board finds that:
(1) 
The time, route and size of the parade or motorcade will disrupt to an unreasonable extent the movement of other traffic;
(2) 
The parade or motorcade is of a size or nature that requires the diversion of a great number of police officers of the village to properly police the line of movement and the areas contiguous thereto that allowing the parade or motorcade would deny reasonable police protection to the village; or
(3) 
Such parade or motorcade will interfere with another parade or motorcade for which a permit has been issued.
B. 
Standards for denial. The Village Board shall deny an application for a parade or motorcade permit and notify the applicant of such denial where:
(1) 
The Village Board makes any finding contrary to the findings required to be made for the issuance of a permit;
(2) 
The information contained in the application is found to be false or nonexistent in any material detail; or
(3) 
The applicant refuses to agree to abide by or comply with all conditions of the permit.

§ 121-8 Contents of permit; compliance.

A. 
In each permit the Village Board shall specify:
(1) 
The assembly area and time therefore.
(2) 
The starting time.
(3) 
The route of the parade or motorcade.
(4) 
What portions of the streets to be traversed may be occupied by such parade or motorcade.
(5) 
The maximum length of such parade or motorcade in miles or fractions thereof.
(6) 
The disbanding area and disbanding time.
(7) 
The number of persons required to monitor the parade or motorcade.
(8) 
The number of vehicles, if any.
(9) 
The materials used in the construction of floats used in any parade shall be fire-retardant materials and shall be subject to such requirements concerning fire safety as may be determined by the Fire Chief.
(10) 
The permittee advise all participants in the parade or motorcade, either orally or by written notice, of the terms and conditions of the permit prior to the commencement of such parade or motorcade.
(11) 
That the parade or motorcade continue to move at a fixed rate of speed and that any willful delay or willful stopping of said parade or motorcade, except when reasonably required for the safe and orderly conduct of the parade or motorcade, shall constitute a violation of the permit.
(12) 
Such other requirements as are found by the Police Administrator to be reasonably necessary for the protection of persons or property.
B. 
All conditions of the permit shall be complied with so far as reasonably practicable.

§ 121-9 Appeal procedure.

A. 
Upon denial by the Village Board of an application made pursuant to § 121-6 of this chapter, the applicant may appeal from the determination of the Village Board within five days thereafter to the Village Board by filing a written notice of appeal for hearing by the Village Board at its next meeting.
B. 
In the event that an application is not filed within the required time, as specified in § 121-6, the applicant may request a waiver of such requirement by the Village Board at its next meeting, or at a special meeting which may be called prior thereto by said Village Board; if it finds unusual circumstances, and in the exercise of its sound discretion, it may waive such requirement.

§ 121-10 Notification of village officials.

Immediately upon the granting of a permit for a parade or motorcade, the Village Clerk shall send a copy thereof to the following:
A. 
The Mayor.
B. 
The Village Board.
C. 
The Police Administrator.
D. 
The Fire Chief.
E. 
The Public Work Director.