City of Warren, PA
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Warren 2-2-1920 by Ord. No. 6 (Ch. 13, Part 1C, of the 1997 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
The term "public dance" or "public ball," as used in this chapter, shall be taken to include any dance or ball to which the public generally may gain admission with or without the payment of a fee.
[Amended 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1210; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491; 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
No person, persons, society, club or corporation shall hold a public dance or ball in the City of Warren without first having obtained a permit from the Manager. The fee for the permit to be paid at the time of the issuance of the permit shall be established from time to time by City Council, which shall be paid into the general fund.
[Amended 4-17-1974 by Ord. No. 1035; 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1210; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491; 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
It shall be unlawful to hold or conduct any public dance or public ball in any hall or ballroom within the City unless the dance hall or ballroom in which the activity will be held shall have been licensed for the purpose. Application for the license shall be made by the proprietor or owner of the hall or ballroom to the Manager, who is authorized to issue the license. The fee for each license shall be established from time to time by resolution of City Council and shall be for the whole or any portion of a calendar year. Each license shall expire on the first day of January of each year. All moneys received from fees under this section shall be paid into the general fund.
[Amended 5-17-1974 by Ord. No. 1035; 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1210; 12-12-1988 by Ord. No. 1491]
It shall be the duty of the Manager to cause an investigation of all applications for public dance hall or ballroom licenses to determine whether or not the dance hall or ballroom sought to be licensed complies with the applicable rules, regulations, ordinances and laws, and in making that investigation, he shall, when desired, have the assistance of any department of the government of the City.
No license for a public dance hall, ballroom or public dance shall issue until it shall be ascertained that the place for which it is issued complies with and conforms to all laws, ordinances, health and fire regulations applicable thereto, and is a safe and proper place for the purpose for which it is to be used, properly ventilated and supplied with sufficient toilet conveniences.
[Amended 5-17-1974 by Ord. No. 1035; 7-23-1979 by Ord. No. 1210; 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
The license of any public dance hall, ballroom or public dance may be forfeited or revoked by the Manager for the violation of any rules, regulations, ordinances and laws governing or applying to public dance halls, ballrooms or public dances.
No owner, proprietor, manager or conductor shall do or permit to be done within the dance hall under his control any of the things hereby prohibited.
No person attending or participating in a dance shall do or commit any of the things hereby prohibited.
[Amended 12-8-1997 by Ord. No. 1622]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $600 plus costs and, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.