Village of Fox Point, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fox Point 12-10-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-19 (§ 29.12 of the 1961 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 546-1 Purpose.

The Village Board of the Village of Fox Point finds that there occur on occasion in the residential zoning districts certain special events that may be viewed as ancillary to the permitted use(s) but which may result in special needs to accommodate parking, the orderly flow of traffic, public safety, and peaceful enjoyment of the surrounding residential neighborhood. It is the intent of the Board to balance the interests and needs of the property owner or occupant in case of an occasional special event with the interests of the surrounding property owners and the general public health, welfare, and safety. It is further the intent of the Board to balance the right of the property owners to the fullest use and enjoyment of their premises with the interest of the Village in precluding the use of residential premises for retail or commercial use. The Village Board therefore establishes the following process for the occurrence and conduct of special events.

§ 546-2 Definition.

A. 
A special event is any event in which the use of the residential premises is employed by a nonresident person or entity for a benefit to such person or entity separate and apart from the beneficial use and enjoyment of the premises by the resident. By way of illustration, without limitation by enumeration, the Village Board notes the historical occurrence of contractor's shows, remodeler's or other home shows, fund-raisers, or commissioned sales events commonly conducted in the residential home or institution.
B. 
In addition to special events benefiting a nonresident, a special event is also defined as any gathering which due to its size results in crowds or traffic conditions atypical to the general use in the surrounding area.

§ 546-3 Permit required.

For any special event conducted for or on behalf of and to the benefit of a nonresident or occupant, a special event permit is required.

§ 546-4 Permit optional.

For any event conducted by the resident occupant which is a special event due only to either the number of persons expected to attend or atypical traffic conditions due to vehicles anticipated, a permit may be procured at the option of the resident or occupant of the residential premises. In the course of such an event for which no permit was initially required or obtained but which is or has, in the determination of the Village Manager or his/her designee, given rise to a traffic, noise, or safety problem, a special event permit may be required. Such permits as directed to be obtained by the Village Manager or his/her designee shall be subject to the application process set forth in § 546-5 below.

§ 546-5 Application.

A written application for a special event permit may be made by persons or groups desiring the same on a form provided by the Village. The application shall set forth the following information regarding the proposed use:
A. 
Name, address, and telephone number of the applicant(s).
B. 
Name, address, and telephone number of the resident or occupant person(s) who will be responsible for the conduct of the proposed use.
C. 
Date(s), duration for each day, and location during which or at which the requested use is proposed to occur.
D. 
The approximate number of persons for whom the use is requested or who are anticipated to attend and over what period of time.
E. 
Details regarding the proposed use, including impact on traffic and the surrounding property owners.
F. 
Such other information as required by the Village Manager or his/her designee.

§ 546-6 Fee.

Each application for a special event permit shall be accompanied by a fee as from time to time set by the Village Board.

§ 546-7 Grant.

The Village Manager shall have the authority to grant or deny a special event permit. In the absence of the Village Manager, such authority shall be vested in his/her designee.

§ 546-8 Conditions.

The Village Manager, or his/her designee, may require, without limitation, any of the following conditions:
A. 
The restriction or modification of the times or duration of the special event.
B. 
Suitable arrangements for on- or off-premises parking, or any other conditions that relate to compatibility with the interests of the surrounding property owners.
C. 
The assessment of the direct cost of additional police or Village services necessitated by the special event.
D. 
Any other conditions as shall reasonably balance the interests of the person(s) or occupant(s) conducting the special event and the interests of the surrounding owners, and the public health, welfare and safety.

§ 546-9 Applicability of other provisions.

Nothing in this chapter, or the grant of a special event permit, shall be deemed to allow any special exceptions to any other applicable Code provisions, including, without limitation by enumeration herein, those pertaining to parking, signage, noise, property maintenance, or any other Code provisions applicable to the subject premises.

§ 546-10 Termination of permit.

A special event permit, for an event in progress, may be terminated by the Chief of Police, or the Village Manager, or his/her designee, if the health, safety and welfare of the public appear to be endangered or materially impeded, threatened, or diminished by activities occurring as a result of the special event.