[R.O. 2004 § 620.010; CC 1986 § 53.010]
As used in this Chapter and unless otherwise defined or distinctly expressed, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings set out herein:
- ADMISSION CHARGE
- Any charge or consideration 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
- Includes carnivals, circuses, side shows and street fairs for which an admission charge is made.
- CIVIC ORGANIZATION
- Any not-for-profit organization organized for civic, charitable, benevolent or religious purposes, the majority of members of which are residents of this City and the purposes of which are primarily for the benefit of the City and its citizens. Political organizations are expressly excluded from being within the definition of such term.
[R.O. 2004 § 620.020; CC 1986 § 53.020]
A permit must be obtained in order to conduct any amusement or entertainment within the limits of this City under the provisions of this Chapter. Only a civic organization shall be issued a permit; other amusements or entertainments may be conducted, but only if the same has been licensed under the provisions of Chapter 605 of this Code.
[R.O. 2004 § 620.030; CC 1986 § 53.030]
Every civic organization proposing to sponsor or conduct any amusement or entertainment within the limits of this City shall apply, through a duly elected officer of the said civic organization, in writing to the City Clerk for a permit to operate such amusement or entertainment.
All applicants shall state on their application that they will indemnify the City 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 the named insured, covering any damage or liability to the City which may be caused by the operation of the amusement or entertainment, the amount of said insurance to be as required by the Board of Aldermen.
All applicants shall accompany their application with a bond in the amount as established from time to time by the Board of Aldermen and on file in the office of the City Clerk, which bond shall secure the applicant's removing all litter from the site of the amusement or entertainment at its termination. Should it be necessary for the City to remove the litter from the amusement site, the cost of such removal shall be deducted from the bond and the remainder returned to the applicant.
The City Clerk may refuse to issue a permit for 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 violated the ordinance or requirements of such other City or of this City.
Upon determination that the proposed amusement or entertainment shall comply with this Chapter, the City Clerk shall issue a permit and shall so notify the applicant.
[R.O. 2004 § 620.040; CC 1986 § 53.040]
Any amusement or entertainment conducted pursuant to this Chapter shall comply with the following rules:
Hours of operation shall be limited from the hours specified on the permit and will be reviewed from time to time by the Board of Aldermen and subject to its approval.
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.
All electrical wiring and lighting must be approved by the Building Inspector.
Adequate facilities for the disposal of trash and debris shall be provided on the premises.
The premises shall be inspected prior to operation by the Building Inspector or his/her designee to determine that the requirements of this Chapter and any other ordinances of the City applicable to public rooms and buildings have been complied with.
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.
[R.O. 2004 § 620.050; CC 1986 § 53.050]
The Mayor with the advice and consent of the Board of Aldermen is hereby given authority to establish and promulgate rules and regulations consistent with the terms of this Chapter 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.
[R.O. 2004 § 620.060; CC 1986 § 53.060]
Any permit issued pursuant to this Chapter may be revoked by the Mayor 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 this City.
[R.O. 2004 § 620.070; CC 1986 § 53.070]
There shall be no fee for the permit required by this Chapter; provided, however, the applicant for a permit shall pay for all inspections that may be required before issuance of the permit in accordance with the inspection fees applicable to building inspections as set forth in Title V of this Code.
[R.O. 2004 § 620.080; CC 1986 § 53.080]
Any amusement or entertainment which is not operated, conducted or sponsored by a civic organization may be operated within this City if a license for the same has been obtained under Chapter 605 of this Code and if all building inspection fees as set forth in Title V of this Code have been paid. The requirements of Sections 620.030, 620.040 and 620.050 shall apply to such amusement or entertainment.