Town of Charlestown, RI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown 8-14-1979 as Art. III of Ch. 6 of the Code of Ordinances. Section 98-2A and B amended and § 98-3 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Entertainments — See Ch. 108.
Licenses — See Ch. 147.
Noise — See Ch. 152.
Zoning — See Ch. 218.
No person shall own, lease, occupy or keep any place held, used or kept for dancing by the general public without a license issued by the Town Council.
A. 
A person desiring the license required herein shall pay to the town the fee set by ordinance of the Town Clerk, except as hereinafter provided.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Current fees are available and on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
B. 
The Town Council may issue a license to any person to hold dances in any proper building or place for a period of one (1) year. The fee for such annual license shall be as set by ordinance of the Town Clerk.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Current fees are available and on file in the office of the Town Clerk.
C. 
In the discretion of the Town Council, a dance given for and in behalf of a charitable or fraternal organization may be free from a fee.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished, for each violation, by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.) or by imprisonment for not more than thirty (30) days. The continuation of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the violation is continued, a separate and distinct violation hereunder.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).