City of Mission, KS
Johnson County
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Section 611.010 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 1187 §1, 12-14-2005]
As used in this Chapter, the words and phrases defined in this Section shall have the following meaning unless the context otherwise requires:
PERSON
Any person, firm, corporation, partnership or association.
SPECIAL EVENT
Any gathering of one hundred (100) or more in an organized formation, parade, procession or assembly (may include people, animals, vehicles or any combination thereof) on City-owned property, any outdoor activity of a group on City-owned, controlled or maintained property such as City parks and open space where a standard reservation of the facility has not been previously granted, any activity on public property that could reasonably be expected to require provisions of public safety services, an activity on public property that involves the placement of a tent, canopy or other temporary structure (e.g. stages, bleachers). This includes, but is not limited to:
1. 
Parades;
2. 
Marathons or fun-run walks;
3. 
Motorized vehicle races;
4. 
Circuses, fairs and rodeos;
5. 
Outdoor music concerts, shows, exhibitions;
6. 
Other outdoor cultural events and community festivals;
7. 
Street fairs;
8. 
Public speaker event.

Section 611.020 Permit Required.

[Ord. No. 1187 §1, 12-14-2005]
A. 
No person shall conduct, host or sponsor a special event on public property within the City of Mission without first obtaining a permit. The application for the permit shall be made upon the form prescribed by the City and shall be filed with the City Clerk prior to hosting the event.
1. 
The applicant shall submit in written form a complete description of the proposed use, including estimated accumulation of automobiles and persons, hours of operation, and other characteristics and effects on the neighborhood.
2. 
The special event shall not be operated longer than five (5) consecutive days.
3. 
Upon cessation of the special event, all materials and equipment shall be promptly removed and the property restored to its normal condition prior to the event.

Section 611.030 License Fee — Term.

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A special event may not be operated longer than five (5) consecutive days, except that Christmas tree sale lots may be allowed up to forty-five (45) days. Such license may be approved in any zoning district. The license fee is fifty dollars ($50.00), but may be waived at the discretion of the City Administrator or City Clerk.

Section 611.040 Exceptions To Special Event Permit.

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A. 
The following events are excepted from this Chapter:
1. 
Funeral processions by a licensed mortuary.
2. 
Activities conducted by any governmental agency acting within the scope of its authority.
3. 
Lawful picketing and free speech activities that do not involve the use of vehicles, animals, fireworks, pyrotechnics or equipment (other than sound equipment).
4. 
Events conducted by local schools.
5. 
Any religious activities taking place on premises approved and/or regularly used for religious purposes.
6. 
Community/neighborhood block parties previously requested and granted.
7. 
Groups using picnic shelters at the City parks where a shelter reservation has been made and granted.
8. 
Sporting leagues/tournaments held within a City park or recreation field and where all necessary facilities use permits and approvals have been requested and granted by the Parks and Recreation Department.

Section 611.050 Insurance Requirements.

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A. 
The City of Mission requires liability insurance for all special events on City-owned, controlled or maintained property. Event organizers must meet the following minimum requirements:
1. 
Provide a certificate of insurance evidencing general liability insurance for bodily injury, property damage and personal injury on a per occurrence basis.
2. 
Provide an additional insured endorsement naming the City of Mission, its officials, agents, employees and volunteers as additional insured with respect to the operations of the insured. Endorsement page must include name of insured, policy number and policy period.
3. 
Policy must be issued by an admitted insurer licensed to transact business in the State of Kansas.
4. 
Provide that the policy is primary and non-contributory to any other insurance available to the City.
5. 
Provide thirty (30) days' written notice of cancellation of the policy for any reason, other than non-payment of premium.
6. 
Provide other insurance as deemed necessary by the City Administrator, Finance Director or City Clerk, which would address the risk associated with the event, i.e. fireworks, automobile, etc.
7. 
If the event organizer is unable to meet the above requirements, special event permit shall not be granted.

Section 611.060 Denial of Application.

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A. 
An application shall be denied for any of the following reasons:
1. 
Application is submitted less than 15 days prior to scheduled event starting date.
2. 
Application is found to be incomplete or contain material falsehood or misrepresentation.
3. 
Inadequate insurance coverage.
4. 
Requested venue has already been approved for same day.
5. 
Requested venue cannot physically accommodate the proposed event, due to the number of anticipated attendees or size/nature of the planned activities.
6. 
City staff cannot provide necessary services to ensure public safety, after review of application by Police Department, Public Works Department and staff.
7. 
Event organizer has violated the terms of previous event permits or damaged City property.
8. 
Event organizer has unpaid debts resulting from previous events within the City of Mission.
9. 
Applicant will receive a notice of denial in writing at least ten (10) day prior to the event starting date.

Section 611.070 Granting of Application.

[Ord. No. 1187 §1, 12-14-2005]
If no grounds for denial exist, the City Clerk may grant the special event permit.