[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of New Hartford 4-20-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Mass public assemblies — See Ch. 44.
No person on or after the effective date of this chapter shall conduct or allow to be conducted any outdoor parade or procession without first obtaining a license therefor, in compliance with the terms of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PARADE or PROCESSION
- The occupying or marching on any street of the Town of New Hartford, to the exclusion or interruption of other citizens and their individual right and use thereof.
A duly executed application, in writing, on a form furnished by the Town Clerk of the Town of New Hartford shall be submitted to the Police Chief of the Town of New Hartford at least seven business days prior to the parade or procession activity.
Such application must secure the approval of the Police Chief by his duly authorized signature affixed thereto.
Said application shall contain the object, time and route of such parade and/or procession.
Said application, having contained the object, time and route of such parade or procession, shall be subject to the designation of such parade or procession by the Police Chief of the Town of New Hartford, and the Police Chief shall be responsible that the designation is obeyed.
If there be any costs incurred for arrangements for traffic or crowd control, such costs shall be borne entirely by the applicant.
Violations of the conditions of this license shall render the license null and void, constitute a violation of this chapter and subject the licensee to the penalties provided in this chapter.
If such requested parade or procession shall be for a charitable, religious or philanthropic purpose and exemption is sought from the provisions of this chapter, upon a sworn application setting forth the name and address of the person and/or organization, the period which the parade or procession is to be conducted, a specific statement of the charitable, religious or philanthropic purpose and the relationship between the parade or procession and that stated purpose, and if the Police Chief is satisfied that the stated purpose is charitable, religious or philanthropic, he shall so notify the applicant, in writing, and shall allow the exemption.
The license fee is hereby established at $25, unless otherwise determined by the New Hartford Town Board.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a summary offense and shall be fined a sum not to exceed $250 for each violation.