[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Siren 1-8-1988 as Title 7, Ch. 12 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall maintain or operate any transient or temporary public entertainment within the Village without first obtaining a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
This section does not require a license for the conducting of fairs, lectures, concerts, exhibitions or entertainments of a scientific, historical, political, literary or musical character for humane, religious, charitable or scientific purposes on private property.
A transient or temporary public entertainment is one to which the public may gain admission by payment of an admission charge. It includes shows, circuses, exhibitions, carnivals and vaudeville.
Application for public entertainment licenses shall be made by the applicant to the Clerk-Treasurer in writing at least 10 days before the planned event, and all of the information regarding insurance, etc., shall be filed within 10 days and referred to the Village Board for examination of the qualifications, character and reputation of the applicant and of the desirability of permitting the public entertainment to operate, show or exhibit in the Village.
Insurance required. No license shall be granted unless the applicant therefor shall have filed with the Clerk-Treasurer a public liability insurance policy in a sum as set by the Village Board from time to time, with the condition that the applicant shall indemnify and save harmless the Village and its officers and agents and citizens against any injuries and damages resulting or arising from the conducting of any public entertainment for which the license is issued or from the performance by the applicant or his agents of any negligence incident to or connected with the conduct of such public entertainment and that the applicant shall pay all judgments, costs and charges that may be recovered against the Village or any of its officers or agents by reason of the conducting of such public entertainment.
Any person employed in such public entertainment for the purpose of preparing, handling or selling food or drink shall submit to a physical examination and obtain a health certificate as required by state statute.
The applicant shall indicate the date of the last state inspection of rides, merry-go-rounds and other mechanical devices. The Village reserves the right to require inspections of all mechanical devices that would be available to the public. All inspection costs shall be paid for by the licensee.
Any license granted by the Village Board under the provisions of this chapter may be revoked by the Village President provided such public entertainment shall not be maintained or if the person who maintains, owns, controls or operates such public entertainment shall permit the violation of any provisions of this Code or state laws or where, in the opinion of the Village President, the public entertainment is deemed undesirable. Revocations or suspensions may be appealed to the Village Board.