Town of Ulysses, NY
Tompkins County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses 5-13-2010 by L.L. No. 1-2010. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 212.

§ 142-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OPERATOR
The person, entity or organization which organizes and operates a special event and the owner of the property where the event is held are collectively referred to as the "operator" for purposes of this chapter.
A. 
Any event or gathering in the Town of Ulysses, held on property located outside the A-2 Zone as designated in Chapter 212, Zoning, of the Code of the Town of Ulysses which will result in traffic generation of more than 50 vehicles and:
(1) 
Be more than eight hours in duration; and/or
(2) 
Involve overnight camping on property which is not an approved overnight camping facility pursuant to Chapter 212, Zoning.
B. 
The following shall not be considered a "special event" for purposes of this chapter:
(1) 
A noncommercial social gathering at a single-family residence, including, but not limited to, a party, family reunion or wedding; or
(2) 
An event held on commercial property with available parking for such event.

§ 142-2 Operating permit required.

A. 
No operator shall hold a special event in the Town of Ulysses, or permit such an event to be held on property he or she owns, without first obtaining an operating permit from the Town of Ulysses as prescribed in this chapter.
B. 
The operating permit shall be obtained at least five days before the commencement of the special event.

§ 142-3 Requirements.

A. 
No special event shall be more than five days in duration.
B. 
No more than four operating permits per calendar year shall be issued to the same operator or for the same property. Any applications for operating permits in excess of this limit must be made to the Town Board of the Town of Ulysses.
C. 
The operator shall be responsible for safe operation of traffic and parking on the property where the special event is held and will provide an attendant to oversee and regulate traffic on the property.
D. 
The operator shall provide proof of liability insurance for the special event in an amount of no less than $1,000,000, naming the Town of Ulysses as additional insured. Any request to maintain a lower amount of insurance coverage will require the written consent of the Code Enforcement Officer.
E. 
If the special event will include overnight camping, the operator will obtain all necessary approvals from the Tompkins County Health Department prior to applying for the operating permit from the Town of Ulysses.

§ 142-4 Procedure.

A. 
The operator of the special event shall apply to the Code Enforcement Officer of the Town of Ulysses for an operating permit for the special event on a form provided by the Town, which identifies the property where the event will take place by address and tax parcel number. The owner of the property where the event will be held must join in the application.
B. 
Every application for an operating permit shall be accompanied by the following:
(1) 
An application fee set by resolution of the Town Board.
(2) 
An insurance binder or other written proof of insurance coverage as required by this chapter.
(3) 
If the special event will include overnight camping, copies of all documents showing approval of the camping facilities by the Tompkins County Health Department.

§ 142-5 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter shall constitute a violation and shall be punishable by a fine of $1,000 for the first violation and $2,000 for each subsequent violation.
B. 
Each day of failure to comply with the requirements of this chapter shall constitute a separate violation.