Village of Greenport, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport 12-8-1975 as Ch. 18 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 115.

§ 44-1 Intent.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being concerned for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Greenport and of those persons passing through as transients, visitors or who otherwise are within the jurisdiction of the Village of Greenport; and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being cognizant of the difficulties that have frequently been experienced by other municipalities in the conduct of mass movements or the concentration of persons for the purposes of folk festivals, musical or public entertainment of various designations in, within and at places other than established theaters, auditoriums or other places licensed or permitted for public occupancy; and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being aware of the limitations of hospital services, sanitary facilities and shelter available within the Village of Greenport for such large temporary and migratory groups of persons; and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being concerned about provisions for suitable sustenance for such large temporary or migratory groups of persons in a concentrated area within the Village of Greenport; and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being concerned about the effect of such large temporary or migratory groups of persons upon local traffic conditions and police facilities within the Village of Greenport; and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being concerned that a substantial portion of such large temporary or migratory groups of persons are minors, not necessarily in the care, control and the custody of suitable adults; and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being concerned about the traffic of narcotics, alcoholic beverages and other dangerous drugs among such large groups of persons, either temporarily within or passing through the jurisdiction of the Village of Greenport; and the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport, being aware of the impact of such large temporary and migratory groups of persons upon communities where such groups have congregated in the past for the purpose of mass musical or public entertainment of various designations, has enacted this chapter.

§ 44-2 Special permit required.

A. 
No person, group of persons, partnership, association or corporation, or any combination thereof, shall maintain, conduct, promote or operate on any lands or premises within the Village of Greenport, other than in established theaters, auditoriums or other places licensed or permitted for public occupancy as limited by law, any use thereof for the purposes of mass musical or public entertainment of various designations or participation therein, including but not limited to "pop festival," "rock music festival," "rock festival," "jazz festival," "rock-and-roll music festival," "folk festival," "boat show" and various ethnic or industrial festivals or such other combinations thereof, except pursuant to a special permit issued therefor by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport as hereinafter provided.
B. 
No person shall authorize or engage in any parade or exhibition upon any street or public grounds in the village without first having obtained a permit from the Town of Southold Police Department, the Mayor or the Village Board of Trustees.
[Added 5-16-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996; amended 8-15-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996]
C. 
No owner, lessee, licensee or other person, partnership, association or corporation having any right to or interest in any real property within the jurisdiction of the Village of Greenport shall license, rent, lease or otherwise permit the use of such real property or any part thereof for the use of mass musical or public entertainment of various designations or participation therein, other than in established theaters, auditoriums or other places licensed for public occupancy as limited by law, except pursuant to a special permit issued therefor by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport as hereinafter provided.

§ 44-3 Application procedure; review; bond required.

A. 
The Board of Trustees may issue a special permit herein upon written application made by such person, partnership, association or corporation, or combination thereof, who purposes to maintain, conduct, promote or operate such mass musical or public entertainment or participation therein, together with the owner, lessor or licensor who proposes to rent, lease, license or otherwise permit such mass musical or public entertainment or participation therein, all hereinafter designated as "applicant."
B. 
Application procedure.
(1) 
The applicant shall file a verified application with the Village Clerk of the Village of Greenport at least 60 days prior to the date or dates upon which such event is to take place.
(2) 
The application shall state:
(a) 
The number of persons expected to attend such event and the location thereof.
(b) 
The date or dates thereof.
(c) 
The duration of the event.
(d) 
The means of accommodating the said persons as to:
[1] 
Food.
[2] 
Shelter (if overnight stay is requested).
[3] 
Facilities for toilet and other personal sanitary needs for men and women.
[4] 
Emergency first aid.
[5] 
Parking of cars, showing the means of ingress, egress and parking areas.
[6] 
Provision for public safety, guards or special police assisting in the control of traffic and the supervision of those persons attending the event.
C. 
The Board of Trustees after considering the application and after causing due investigation and report to it, and after considering the facts and circumstances in the premises, may issue a special permit upon such terms and conditions as it deems necessary and proper to ensure the public health, safety and welfare.
[Amended 1-15-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998]
D. 
The applicant shall post a bond suitable to the Board of Trustees as to amount and surety to ensure cleanup and restoration of the area at which such event takes place within 48 hours after the close of the events.

§ 44-4 Concurrent remedies. [1]

Nothing contained herein shall be deemed or construed so as to prevent the enforcement of any other remedy at law, concurrent or otherwise, available to the Board of Trustees or other law enforcement authority to avoid or prevent any violation or attempted violation of this chapter, such as but not limited to an injunction or restraining order.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 44-4, Exceptions, as amended 8-15-1996 by L.L. No. 5-1996, was repealed 1-15-1998 by L.L. No. 2-1998. Local Law No. 2-1998 also provided for the renumbering of former §§ 44-5 through 44-7 as §§ 44-4 through 44-6, respectively.

§ 44-5 Supplementary provisions.

This chapter is in addition to any other law, ordinance or regulation affecting the subject matter herein and is not in limitation thereof.

§ 44-6 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 5-16-1996 by L.L. No. 3-1996]
Any person, group of persons, partnership, association or corporation, individually or collectively, who shall violate or aid in, take part in or assist in the violation of this chapter shall be subject to a maximum fine of $250 and a minimum fine of $25 or imprisonment for a term of not more than 15 days, or both.