[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Springfield 12-14-1994 as § 5-2 of 1994 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any place of amusement operated upon a lot or plot of ground in the open air, permanent in its nature and operated by private enterprise for profit during the entire year or any part thereof, whether admission is charged to enter or not.
No person shall operate, for gain or reward, any park, theater for plays or moving pictures, dance hall, show, exhibit, performance, play, concert of music, dancing, game, trick, juggling, sleight of hand, acrobatics, circus, theatricals, moving pictures or other amusement of any description or show any beast, bird menagerie or any curiosity of nature or art, without first obtaining a license for that purpose.
No person having the possession or care of any building or premises within the Township shall permit any such amusement to be carried on upon his/her premises for any price, gain or reward without a license.
The Township Clerk shall issue an amusement license upon application, pursuant to the provisions of § 45-1, and the payment in advance of the license fee.
Exempt organizations. Baseball, football and basketball games, entertainments or lecture courses by civic bodies and fire companies of the Township, and entertainments or lecture courses, the expense of which are guaranteed by residents of the Township, are excepted from the requirements of this chapter.
Charitable or religious organizations. This chapter shall not apply to any of the amusements enumerated when the net proceeds are for the benefit of any charitable or religious organization located within the Township or when given by the pupils of any school in the Township, the proceeds of which are to be used for educational purposes.
The Township Council may, by resolution, adopt terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations, rules and regulations governing the premises for which any such license may be issued, or for the conduct of such enumerated activities.