[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fredonia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted as Title 7, Ch. 10, of the 1995 Code]
No person shall maintain or operate any transient or temporary public entertainment within the Village without first obtaining a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
This article does not require a license for the conducting of fairs, lectures, concerts, exhibitions or entertainments of a scientific, historical, political, literary or musical character for humane, religious, charitable or scientific purposes.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- TRANSIENT OR TEMPORARY PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT
- One to which the public may gain admission by payment of an admission charge. It includes shows, circuses, exhibitions, carnivals and vaudeville.
Application for carnival licenses shall be made by the applicant to the Clerk-Treasurer, in writing, at least 30 days before the planned event and all of the information regarding insurance, etc., shall be referred to the Village Board for examination of the qualifications, character and reputation of the applicant, and of the desirability of permitting the carnival to operate, show or exhibit in the Village.
Insurance required. No license shall be granted unless the applicant therefor shall have filed with the Clerk-Treasurer a public liability insurance policy in a sum as set by the Village Board from time to time, with the condition that the applicant shall indemnify and save harmless the Village and its officers and agents and citizens against any injuries and damages resulting or arising from the conducting of any carnival for which the license is issued or from the performance by the applicant or his agents or any negligence incident to or connected with the conduct of such carnival, and that the applicant shall pay all judgments, costs and charges that may be recovered against the Village or any of its officers or agents by reason of the conducting of such carnival.
License fees required.
No license shall be issued unless the applicant shall pay a license fee for the operation or maintenance of the public entertainment as set forth in the Village Schedule of Fees.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
Posting of license. Such licenses when issued shall be prominently displayed while the carnival is in operation.
Inspection of mechanical devices. The applicant shall indicate the date of the last State of Wisconsin inspection of rides, merry-go-rounds and other mechanical devices. The Village reserves the right to require inspections of all mechanical devices that would be available to the public. All inspection costs shall be paid for by the license.
Any license granted by the Village Board under the provisions of this article may be revoked by the Village President or a law enforcement officer provided such carnival shall not be maintained or if the person who maintains, owns, controls or operates such carnival shall permit the violation of any provisions of this Municipal Code or state laws or where, in the opinion of the law enforcement officer or Village President, the carnival is deemed undesirable. Revocations or suspensions may be appealed to the Village Board.