[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of North Versailles 11-16-1987 by Ord. No. 857 (Ch. 13, Part 6, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:
- (1) Any device of the nature commonly a part of an amusement park or carnival, including but not limited to merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, roller coasters, which may be permanently or temporarily installed or used in the Township of Versailles; or
- (2) Any coin-actuated device, installed or located for amusement purposes in or upon which one or more individuals may ride or be moved.
- Any natural person, partnership, firm or corporation.
In this chapter the singular shall include the plural; the plural shall include the singular; and the masculine shall include the feminine and the neuter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to hold or conduct any circus or carnival at any location within the Township, or to operate any amusement ride therein, without first having obtained a permit therefor from the designated official. The applicant must provide proof of adequate insurance coverage (as determined by the Township Solicitor), and shall pay, for the use of the Township, the following fee, a fee as set by the Board of Commissioners from time to time by resolution.
Provided further: the issuing officer may, at his discretion, refuse to grant a permit in any case or may suspend or revoke a permit already granted, where he, in his judgment, has reason to believe that the holding of such circus or carnival, or the operation of any amusement ride, as the case may be, could endanger the public health, morals, welfare or safety. Provided further: at the discretion of the Board of Commissioners, the permit fee may be remitted in the case of a circus or carnival the proceeds of which are applied to purely charitable uses or in the case the application for such permit shall have been made by and on behalf of any organization connected with the municipal government or with any public school district. Provided further: if any permit shall be refused, suspended or revoked, an appeal from such refusal, suspension or revocation may be made by the applicant or by the person to whom such permit had been issued, as the case may be, to the Board of Commissioners, but no portion of a permit fee shall be refunded in case of suspension or revocation. Such appeal must be made in writing within 30 days of the decision.
[Amended 8-15-1988 by Ord. No. 867]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.