City of Breckenridge, MN
Wilkin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Breckenridge 10-2-1972 as Art. IX of Ord. No. 264; amended in its entirety 2-7-2000 by Ord. No. 440. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Littering — See Ch. 108.
Use of skateboards in parades — See Ch. 153.
In order to provide for the proper protection, order, conduct, public safety, health, welfare and well-being of persons and property within the City of Breckenridge, the City Council finds that it would be in the public interest to enact the provisions of this chapter for the purpose of regulating and controlling the conduct of all parades conducted upon public streets or highways in the City of Breckenridge.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PARADE
Includes but shall not be limited to any organized or any informal or formal march, procession, festival, display, exhibition, race, bike-a-thon or other ceremonial formation and march organized or conducted for any purpose whatsoever intended to be conducted upon, over or across any public highways or roadways within the City of Breckenridge.
[Amended 5-7-2018 by Ord. No. 499]
The City Administrator or his/her designee shall be authorized to issue a parade permit pursuant to §  122-4 for the conduct of a public parade within the City of Breckenridge upon receipt of a completed application therefor upon such application forms as are available from time to time from the office of the City Administrator or his/her designee. All applications for a parade permit shall be filed with the City Administrator or his/her designee at least 21 days prior to the date of the conduct of the parade. Such application shall contain at least the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
The name and address of the organization or entity which is sponsoring or otherwise conducting such parade.
C. 
The name of the street or streets or roadways within the City of Breckenridge over which the parade is intended to be conducted, together with the location of the gathering or commencement point of the parade and the termination point of the parade.
D. 
A narrative description of the course of the parade, including all intersections or other public or private buildings, parking lots or areas which may be temporarily blocked or obstructed during the conduct of the parade.
E. 
The hours of the commencement and anticipated termination or completion of the parade.
F. 
The name, address and phone number of the insurance agency or company issuing or providing insurance coverage for the conduct of the parade.
G. 
Such other or further information as the City Council may reasonably require and prescribe by resolution from time to time.
[Amended 5-7-2018 by Ord. No. 499]
The permit application shall be reviewed by the City Administrator or his/her designee, Chief of Police, Street Foreman and other interested City officials and may be denied if, in the opinion of the Chief of Police the conduct of the parade along the streets or highways or portions thereof on the date requested would unduly interfere with the flow of vehicular traffic or would otherwise be such so as to hinder or unduly interfere with the proper protection, safety, health, welfare and well-being of the citizens of the City of Breckenridge. In the event of the denial of the permit, the City Administrator or his/her designee shall advise the applicant, in writing, of the reason or reasons of the denial of the application. In the event that the applicant is denied a permit, the applicant may appeal the ruling to the City Council.
Any permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be valid only for the date and hours specified thereon and for no other date or times whatsoever.
The applicant shall be responsible for removal of all litter, debris and other material from the streets or highways upon which the parade was conducted and shall provide for such cleanup immediately upon completion of the conduct of the parade.
Any parade conducted pursuant to a permit issued pursuant to the terms of this chapter shall be conducted so as not to obstruct any roadways, highways or public or private entrances such that emergency and hazard vehicles may pass in response to any emergency.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, be punished as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article I, General Penalty.