[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Milton 1-15-1957 as Ch. X, Part 1, of the 1957 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Zoning — See Ch. 243.
The following terms, as used in this chapter, shall have the meanings hereby respectively ascribed thereto, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation, either as principal or as agent.
- PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT
- Any theatrical or dramatic performance, opera, concert, vaudeville or motion-picture show or any other exhibition, show or amusement whatever, of any nature or kind, for which an admission fee is charged or for which money or any other nature of reward is in any other manner demanded or received. The term "public entertainment" shall not include any of the following:
- (1) Any lecture on current events or any scientific, literary, historical, religious or educational subject.
- (2) Any exhibition of statuary, painting or handicraft of any kind.
- (3) Any church or school affair or any performance or exhibition conducted solely for any charitable or benevolent purpose.
- (4) Any circus or carnival.
- (5) Any entertainment conducted regularly from a single location in the Borough, throughout the year or the major portion thereof, as a business enterprise, it being the intent of this chapter to provide a means of regulation, supervision and surveillance over entertainments of casual or transient nature within the Borough.
In this chapter, the singular shall include the plural, and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
No person shall hold any public entertainment, circus or carnival in the Borough of Milton without first having obtained a license therefor from the Borough Manager. Such license shall state the type of public entertainment for which it is granted and the time for which it is to continue in effect. No person, under any such license, shall conduct any type of public entertainment other than the type designated thereon, nor shall any person, under any such license, conduct any public entertainment after the expiration or revocation of such license.
Application for a license for a public entertainment shall be made to the Borough Manager in advance of the first performance or exhibition thereof, and upon issuance of such license, the following fee, which shall be for the use of the Borough, shall be paid to the Manager by the person to whom such license shall be issued:
Application for a license for a circus or carnival shall be made to the Borough Manager in advance of the first performance thereof, and upon issuance of such license, the following fee, which shall be for the use of the Borough, shall be paid to the Manager by the person to whom such license shall be issued:
The fee for such license may be waived or refunded by the Borough Council when, in the judgment of the Council, the circus or carnival for which such license is issued is held solely for a charitable, philanthropic or public purpose.
No parade upon any of the streets or alleys in the Borough shall be conducted by the holder of any such license unless specific authority for the same shall be granted and the time and route of such parade specified by the Mayor or Chief of Police. No additional fee shall be charged for a license granting permission to hold a street parade, but the holder of such license shall conform strictly to the requirements of the license as to the time and route of such parade.
Any license granted under this chapter may be revoked by the Mayor when, in his judgment, the public entertainment, circus or carnival for which such license was granted shall be lewd, indecent or immoral or where the public health, safety or morals shall be endangered thereby.
[Amended 10-28-1998 by Ord. No. 1103]
Any person who shall violate or fail to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days.