[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Prescott as Sec. 7-10-1 of the former City Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate for gain within the City any public amusement or entertainment without a license therefor obtained under this chapter. No license shall be required under this chapter for events conducted under the sole control and supervision of educational, charitable or religious organizations where the entire proceeds of the show or amusement shall be devoted to the purposes of that organization.
The license for a public amusement or entertainment shall be issued by the City Clerk under conditions hereinafter specified after payment of the applicable fee as prescribed in the City's fee schedule.
Information required. Application for a license required by this chapter shall be made to the Clerk on a form furnished by the City and shall contain the following information:
Name, age and residence of applicant or of principal officers if applicant is a corporation or association.
Name, age and residence of person designated as manager of the event by the applicant; and designee's previous places of employment.
Location of premises where the amusement is to be conducted; name and residence of the premises' owner; total area of the premises to be used.
Specific nature of the amusement or show for which a license is being sought.
Inspection required. Applications made under this chapter shall be referred by the Clerk to the Chief of Police and Building Inspector who shall determine by inspection whether the premises sought to be licensed complies with applicable City regulations and standards and is a proper place for the purpose proposed.
No license shall be issued for a public amusement or show if any of the following conditions prevail:
Any of the persons named in the application are not of good moral character;
The proposed location of such amusement or show does not conform to all applicable health and fire regulations;
The premises intended to be licensed for such amusement or show are not a safe and proper place for the purpose;
Any applicant or applicants for a license have had a license issued under provisions of this chapter revoked within two years of the date of application;
The proposed location of such amusement or show is within a residential district;
The applicant has been refused a license within the last six months, unless such applicant can show that the reason for such refusal no longer exists;
The applicant is under 18 years of age; or
There has been no reinspection of the premises for renewal of such a license.
In addition to such license fees as shall be required by § 228-2 above, applicants for public amusement and show licenses shall pay for such special police protection as the City licensing authority may deem necessary to preserve peace and order at the licensed event. Such payment shall be made to the Clerk before issuance of any license.
The Mayor or Chief of Police may, at any time, suspend for not more than 10 days any license granted under these provisions for disorderly conduct on the premises or for the violation by the licensee, his/her agents or employees of any of the rules, regulations, ordinances, or laws of the state or City governing or applying to public peace, safety, morals or general welfare.