[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Shaler 7-11-1939 by Ord. No. 345. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 167.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PRIVATE DANCE
- Any dance that is incidental to or which may be permitted on the premises usually and commonly devoted to some other type of lawful business, trade, occupation or other lawful endeavor or to which the general public is excluded or dances for which no charge is made or for which tickets are not sold or in which no solicitation of the public is made.
From and after the effective date of the chapter, the closing hour of all private dances held in hotels, restaurants, roadhouses, private clubs or the lodge rooms of any fraternal organization or any other such type of similar institution in the Township of Shaler shall be 2:00 a.m. from Monday to Friday of each week, and the closing hour for any such type of dance held in such type of places as enumerated on Saturdays shall be 2:00 a.m. the following day or Sunday.
No such private dance may be conducted in said Township until a permit for conducting or holding such dance or dances shall have been first obtained and issued by said Township for conducting the same. Said permits may be issued for each such dance or for longer periods not exceeding one month and may be revoked at any time by said Township.
[Added 5-14-1996 by Ord. No. 1739]
The fee for such a permit shall be $100.
[Amended 11-15-1988 by Ord. No. 1631]
Any person, firm, corporation or group of individuals found in violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any issuing authority, be subject to a fine of up to $600 and may be sentenced to a period of incarceration not exceeding 90 days in the Allegheny County Jail. Each incident in violation of this chapter shall be considered a separate offense and may be punishable as such.
The Board of Commissioners of said Township may, in its discretion and upon a special permit or certificate issued by its authority, make exceptions to the above regulations concerning dances held by and for the benefit of any charitable institution or organization or society which is classified as being of a nonprofit, charitable or eleemosynary character.