City of De Soto, MO
Jefferson County
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[Ord. No. 3997 §1, 12-16-2013[1]]
For the purposes of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this Section:
ADMISSION CHARGE
Any charge for the right or privilege to any amusement or entertainment, or admission to or entry to any area or facility where such amusement or entertainment is conducted.
AMUSEMENT OR ENTERTAINMENT
Carnivals, circuses, and side shows, for which an admission charge is made.
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 1 of this ordinance also repealed former Ch. 615, Amusements and Entertainment, as adopted and amended by Ord. No. 2385 §§1—6, 4-5-1971; Ord. No. 2430 §2, 3-6-1972; Ord. No. 3474 §1, 10-15-2001; Ord. No. 3615 § 1, 2-23-2005.
[Ord. No. 3997 §1, 12-16-2013]
A permit must be obtained in order to conduct any amusement or entertainment within the City. No organization shall conduct any amusement or entertainment within the City without having first obtained a permit as provided in this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 3997 §1, 12-16-2013]
A. 
Every person proposing to conduct or engage in any amusement or entertainment, or a duly elected officer of any corporation or organization proposing to conduct such amusement or entertainment, shall apply in writing to the City Clerk for a permit on behalf of such person, and shall complete an application form as may be established by the City Manager, and shall obtain a business license as otherwise provided by law.
B. 
No permit shall be issued to conduct an amusement or entertainment until it is approved by the City Manager.
C. 
All applicants shall state on their applications that they will indemnify and hold the City harmless for any claim resulting from the operation of the amusement or entertainment, and each application shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance, showing the City as additional named insured, covering any damage or liability to the City which may be caused by the operation of the amusement or entertainment with limits of liability of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) per occurrence.
D. 
The City Manager may refuse to issue a permit to any amusement or entertainment, the operation of which does not comply with this Chapter, or which has in any previous operation in any other City or in this City been unsatisfactory.
E. 
Upon determination that the proposed amusement or entertainment shall comply with this Chapter, the City Manager shall issue a permit and shall notify the applicant.
[Ord. No. 3997 §1, 12-16-2013]
A. 
A business license must be obtained before a permit can be issued.
B. 
A safety inspection fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) must be paid at the time of the application.
[Ord. No. 3997 §1, 12-16-2013]
Any permit issued pursuant to this Chapter may be removed by the City Manager upon his/her determination that the amusement or entertainment is being operated or conducted in violation of this Chapter or in violation of rules and regulations established and promulgated pursuant thereto, or is so conducted or operated as to endanger substantially the public peace, health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City.
[Ord. No. 3997 §1, 12-16-2013]
A. 
Any amusement or entertainment conducted pursuant to this Chapter shall comply with the following rules:
1. 
Hours of operation shall be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. on all days of operation.
2. 
Adequate restroom facilities for both sexes shall be provided on the premises of such amusement or entertainment. Such facilities may be of a temporary nature.
3. 
A safety inspection must be performed by the Fire Chief and Building Inspector. No event will be allowed to open until the safety inspection has been made.
4. 
Adequate facilities for the disposal of trash and debris shall be provided on the premises.
5. 
If there are to be food and/or beverage stands, an inspection must be obtained from the Jefferson County Health Department and submitted to the office of the City Clerk before a permit can be issued.
6. 
The area or premises where such amusement or entertainment is conducted shall be cleaned and policed after the cessation of such amusement or entertainment, and all trash, litter and debris shall be removed.
[Ord. No. 3997 §1, 12-16-2013]
The City Manager is hereby given authority to establish and promulgate rules and regulations, consistent with the terms of this Chapter and with the laws of the City, for the purpose of carrying out and enforcing compliance therewith, and a copy of such rules and regulations shall be on file and available for public examination in the office of the City Clerk. Failure or refusal to comply with any such rules and regulations established and promulgated under this Section shall be deemed a violation of this Chapter.