[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Nether Providence at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
From and after the passage of this chapter, no boxing or wrestling matches, circuses, carnivals, fairs, parades, shows, demonstrations, professional sport or other exhibitions or any transient retail business or house-to-house merchandising of any kind shall be held or carried on within the township except upon the payment of a license fee and the granting of a permit therefor, as hereinafter provided.
No permit shall be issued for any activity mentioned in Section 111-1 hereof, or for any of like character, where it shall reasonably appear that such activity would be a nuisance or detrimental to the health, morals or safety of the citizens of the township or where the purpose for which the permit is sought may adversely affect the general welfare of the township's residents.
No permit shall be issued for any activity hereinbefore mentioned after 12:00 midnight except by special permission of the Board of Commissioners.
The Township Manager may, at his discretion, waive the fee otherwise required hereby when the proposed activity is to be conducted by a nonprofit, charitable or benevolent organization; and no permit shall ever be required for games, exhibitions or similar activities to be carried on by or under the supervision of the township schools or the township itself.
A permit fee as set forth by resolution of the Board of Commissioners from time to time shall be charged for permits hereunder. The Township Manager may waive said fees at his discretion.
All applications for permits hereunder shall be in writing and shall be filed with the Township Manager, who is hereby authorized to issue the permit in each instance if, after due investigation, he is satisfied as to the proper and lawful purpose for which the permit is sought and upon receiving the prescribed license fee.
The Township Manager is authorized to revoke any permit granted hereunder when the activity covered thereby shall prove to be a nuisance or detrimental to the public health, safety or morals of the citizens of the township; and when a permit is thus revoked, it shall be promptly returned to the Manager, canceled, and the unearned portion of the license fee paid therefor returned to the licensee.
Should any applicant for a permit hereunder deem himself aggrieved by reason of the Manager's refusal to issue such permit or by the terms and conditions under which the same is allowed or by a revocation of such permit, such applicant may appeal to the Board of Commissioners by filing with the Manager a written notice of an intent to appeal, said notice to be filed within one (1) week following the action of the Manager complained of.