[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Menands as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-14-1924 as Sec. 19 of Art. 3 of the General Ordinances]
No person or company of persons shall exhibit or perform for gain or profit any theatrical or circus representation or exhibition or any paintings, animal or animals or other natural or artificial curiosity or any puppet show, wire or rope dance or any other idle show, acts or feats or any show, acts or feats which common showmen, mountebanks or jugglers practice or perform or any concert, musical entertainment, exhibition or dances or series of lectures for private emolument or gain without first having obtained a license for the same from the Mayor of said Village; and no owner or occupant of any house, outhouse, building, structure, yard or other place shall furnish or allow the same to be used for the accommodation of such exhibitions or performances unless such license be first obtained as aforesaid.
No permit shall be granted for any of the above-mentioned exhibitions or performances which, in the judgment of the Mayor of the Village, shall be detrimental to the public welfare.
Any person, society, club, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons who himself or itself or by his or its clerk, agent or employee shall conduct such performance or exhibition, as herein defined, without the license required by this chapter or who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter or who, after having had his, its or their license suspended or revoked, shall continue to operate or conduct such performance or exhibition shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $100, and each day on which such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense. In addition thereto, said violation shall constitute disorderly conduct and the person violating the same shall be a disorderly person.
The following are the minimum and maximum limits to the fees which may be charged therefor, in the discretion of the Mayor:
The foregoing fees shall not apply to amateur performances, concerts or exhibitions or those for benevolent, religious, charitable or home benefit purposes. The Mayor may, however, in his discretion, grant to any theater, opera house or public hall or place of amusement or to the proprietors or managers thereof an annual license for any of the foregoing purposes for not less than $25 nor more than $150 per year.
All licenses under this article are in the discretion of the Mayor as to the propriety of the exhibition, and no license shall be construed as permitting any immoral, indecent or unlawful exhibition, which exhibitions shall operate to revoke the license under which, or to the hall or other place in which, it is given, and cause a forfeiture of the license fee.
[Amended 4-2-1990 by L.L. No. 2-1990]
It shall be unlawful to conduct or perform any theatrical exhibition, circus, dance, show, entertainment, performance or exhibition of any kind mentioned and described in Article I of this chapter between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. without first having obtained from the Mayor a special license or permit for the same, in addition to the license or permit called for by Article I of this chapter.
Any person violating the provisions of this article or any part thereof shall be liable for and forfeit a penalty not exceeding $100 for each offense. In addition thereto, said violation shall constitute disorderly conduct and the person violating the same shall be a disorderly person.