[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.]
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 person desiring the license required herein shall pay to the town the fee set by ordinance of the Town Clerk, except as hereinafter provided.
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.
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.