Borough of Clarion, PA
Clarion County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Clarion 10-11-1994 by Ord. No. 94-671. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 140-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ASSEMBLAGE
A gathering of people without vehicles which could be reasonably considered to interfere with the normal movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on any street.
PROCESSION
A group of individuals, vehicles, animals and/or objects moving along a street in such a way as to be reasonably considered as interfering with the normal movement of traffic. A procession shall not include a caravan of emergency vehicles, a funeral procession or a military convoy.

§ 140-2 Permission for assemblage required.

[Amended 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or participate in any assemblage unless the person organizing or conducting the assemblage first obtains permission from the Clarion Borough Council, which permission, if granted, shall be granted without fee. However, the Borough reserves the right to charge the organizer any overtime costs which may result from the assemblage and may require the organizer to furnish proof of insurance naming the Borough as additional insured.
B. 
A special event permit application, which shall be supplied by the Borough, must be made at least six months prior to the event or as soon as practicably possible if the event is scheduled to occur in less than six months. Where a state-designated highway is proposed to be used, application must be made at least four weeks in advance of the proposed date of the assemblage.
C. 
The special event application must state the place where and the date when the assemblage will be held, the hour when the assemblage will convene and the hour by which it will be completely dispersed. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or to participate in any assemblage unless permission has been granted or at any time other than that permitted by Council.

§ 140-3 Permission for procession required.

[Amended 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or participate in any procession unless the person organizing or conducting the procession first obtains permission from Clarion Borough Council, which permission, if granted, shall be granted without fee. However, the Borough reserves the right to charge the organizer any overtime costs which may result from the procession and may require the organizer to furnish proof of insurance naming the Borough as additional insured.
B. 
A special event permit application, which shall be supplied by the Borough, must be made at least six months prior to the event or as soon as practicably possible if the event is scheduled to occur in less than six months. Where a state-designated highway is proposed to be used, application must be made at least four weeks in advance of the proposed date of the procession.
C. 
The special event application must state the date on which the procession is to be held, the route to be followed by the procession, the hour when and the place where participants may commence to assemble and form before the procession is underway, the time the procession may commence to move along its route, and the time by which the procession shall have reached the end of its proscribed route and the procession shall have disbanded. It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or to participate in any procession unless permission has been granted or under any conditions as to time or route or otherwise than those permitted by Council.

§ 140-4 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and costs and, upon default of payment of fine and costs, be subject to imprisonment for not more than 10 days.

§ 140-5 Waiver of provisions.

[Amended 12-20-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-798]
The Borough Manager may waive the prescribed processing period upon receipt of the special event request not less than 48 hours in advance of the scheduled assemblage or procession, as long as the Manager determines that the event will be concluded within a short period of time and without adverse impact on public safety and/or vehicular and pedestrian traffic.