Township of Haverford, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Haverford 11-9-1925 by Ord. No. 274. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Department of Police — See. Ch. 4, Part 4, Art. XII.
Amusements and entertainment — See Ch. 47.
Noise — See Ch. 117.
Parks, playgrounds and township property — See Ch. 126.
[Amended 12-11-1989 by Ord. No. 2061]
From and after the passage of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, association, organization or corporation to hold, conduct or participate in any public parade or other outdoor demonstration, meeting or gathering for any and all purposes, without first obtaining from the Township Manager/Secretary of this township a permit therefor at least 48 hours before the time set for the conducting or holding of any such parade, outdoor demonstration, meeting or gathering.
[Amended 12-11-1989 by Ord. No. 2061; 2-8-1993 by Ord. No. 2168]
Before such permit is issued, a written application on a blank form to be furnished for that purpose by said Township Manager/Secretary must be filed with the Secretary of the Board of Commissioners, setting forth the purpose and the exact time and place it is desired to conduct or hold said parade, demonstration or outdoor meeting or gathering and the length of time the same will probably continue, and in such application, the applicant or applicants shall agree to abide by any and all conditions that may be imposed and set forth in said permit and to obey all rules and regulations that may from time to time be adopted by the Board of Commissioners. In the case of a parade, the applicant shall specify the place it is proposed to start, the exact route by enumerating the portions of the streets and highways to be traversed, the probable number of persons that will participate in the same, the number of horses, if any, and the number and character of vehicles to be employed. Fees for permits required under this chapter shall be fixed by resolution of the Board of Commissioners and may be amended from time to time.
[Amended 12-11-1989 by Ord. No. 2061]
No permit shall be granted for any of said purposes unless the Township Manager/Secretary shall find that the conducting or holding of said parade, demonstration, outdoor meeting or gathering will not unduly interfere with the peace and quiet of the citizens in the neighborhood or the public travel on the highways and streets; that the purpose for which the same is being held or conducted is lawful; that the persons, organization or corporation holding or conducting the same are responsible law-abiding citizens; and that the same will not endanger the safety of persons or property within the township. The Township Manager/Secretary shall have authority to designate the highways and streets or the portions thereof that may be used or employed for any parade, demonstration or public meeting or gathering and shall have authority to impose such conditions and regulations to be observed as he shall deem necessary in the interest of the peace and quiet and safety of the persons and property within the township.
[Amended 6-30-1986 by Ord. No. 1960; 6-13-1988 by Ord. No. 2019; 3-12-2012 by Ord. No. 2660]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon summary conviction before any District Justice of the Peace, pay a fine not exceeding $1,000 and costs of prosecution; and in default of one payment of the fine and costs, the violator may be sentenced to the county jail for a term of not more than 90 days. Each and every day in which any person, firm or corporation shall be in violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. All fines imposed and collected under the provisions of this chapter shall be payable to the Township Treasurer.