Township of Plymouth, PA
Montgomery County
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Sec. 3-16 License—Required.

[Ord. No. 48, § 1, 3-7-1932; Ord. No. 61, § 1, 5-6-1935; Ord. No. 247, § 1, 7-11-1955; Ord. No. 1116, § 1, 1-11-1993]
No menagerie, circus, carnival, show, exhibition, fair, parade, procession or other exhibition or special event shall be permitted in the township without a license first having been obtained from the township.

Sec. 3-17 Same—Insurance; bond as prerequisite to issuance.

[Ord. No. 48, § 1, 3-7-1932; Ord. No. 61, § 1, 5-6-1935; Ord. No. 247, § 1, 7-11-1955; Ord. No. 1116, § 2, 1-11-1993]
The township manager shall have the authority to require a certificate of liability insurance and bond for indemnification with companies authorized to do business within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of the kinds and in the amounts established by resolution of township council naming the township as an additional insured in the event of any personal injury or property damages arising out of any of the activities required to be licensed under this article before the issuance of such license.

Sec. 3-18 Same—Fees.

[Ord. No. 48, § 1, 3-7-1932; Ord. No. 61, § 1, 5-6-1935; Ord. No. 247, § 1, 7-11-1955; Ord. No. 1116, § 3, 1-11-1993]
The township manager shall require fees for the license required by this article as provided from time to time by resolution of township council.

Sec. 3-19 Application for license.

[Ord. No. 1116, § 4, 1-11-1993]
(a) 
An applicant for a license shall file an application in writing with the township, which application shall be accompanied by the following information and assurances in a detailed plan:
(1) 
Type of activity;
(2) 
Number of admission tickets to be sold, if any, or approximate capacity of any and all buildings or structures to be used;
(3) 
Amount of space and plan of area where activity will take place;
(4) 
Number of entrances to be opened for admittance to a building or structure, if any, and if applicable the number of entrances to be used solely for admission to the activity seating area or areas;
(5) 
Number of staff, including security personnel;
(6) 
Parking facilities available;
(7) 
Adequate sanitary facilities for the number of people expected;
(8) 
Trash and litter receptacles for outside performances and activities;
(9) 
The hours of the day or night of the event;
(10) 
The length of time the activity shall take place; and
(11) 
Such other relevant information as the township shall require.
(b) 
The application and plans as required shall be submitted to the township at least ten (10) days prior to the date of the event and copies thereof shall be provided to the chief of police and fire marshal for review.
(c) 
A license may be issued if the appropriate license fee is paid and if the township determines that the issuance of a license for the activity will not be contrary to the public interest by substantially increasing traffic congestion in the streets, increasing the danger of fire or panic or otherwise endanger the public safety, overcrowding the land or creating an undue concentration of population, impairing an adequate supply of light and air to adjacent property, being inconsistent with the surrounding zoning and uses, be detrimental to the appropriate use of adjacent property, endangering the safety of persons or property by the improper location or design of facilities for ingress or egress, or otherwise adversely affecting the public health, safety, morals or general welfare.

Sec. 3-20 Unnecessary and unreasonable noise not permitted.

[Ord. No. 1116, § 4, 1-11-1993]
It shall be unlawful for any menagerie, circus, carnival, show, exhibition, fair, parade or other exhibition or special event permitted in the township to make any unnecessary or unreasonable noise by loud speakers, amplifying devices or any other means which would disturb the residential use of property in the vicinity of such activities.

Sec. 3-21 License not to be issued for indecent performances.

[Ord. No. 1116, § 4, 1-11-1993]
No license shall knowingly be issued for any activity, event or conduct where such activity, event or conduct would be in violation of applicable federal and/or state laws.

Sec. 3-22 Disorderly conduct or immoral, profane or indecent language not permitted.

[Ord. No. 1116, § 4, 1-11-1993]
No person receiving a license hereunder shall permit any activity, event or conduct which is in violation of applicable federal and/or state laws.

Sec. 3-23 Revocation of license.

[Ord. No. 1116, § 4, 1-11-1993]
Any licensee who violates any of the provisions of this article shall, in addition to any other penalties herein prescribed, be subject to revocation of the license. Provided, however, that no license fee or any part thereof shall be refunded in the case of any license revoked under this section.

Sec. 3-24 Penalty for violation.

[Ord. No. 1116, § 4, 1-11-1993]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a summary offense and upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding shall be sentenced to pay the cost of prosecution and a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000,00) and in default of the payment thereof shall be imprisoned for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days. Each day on which a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense, punishable as such.

Sec. 3-25 through Sec. 3-29. (Reserved)