Chapter 6.12


6.12.010    License – Required.

6.12.020    License – Application.

6.12.030    License – Bond or insurance.

6.12.040    License – Application fee.

6.12.050    License – Time limit for application.

6.12.060    License – Issuance standards.

6.12.070    License – Fee.

6.12.080    Duties of licensee.

6.12.090    Service area only.

6.12.010 License – Required.

A. No person or organization shall hold a dance to which minors under 18 years of age are admitted without first obtaining a license as provided in this chapter except as set forth in subsection (B) of this section.

B. Dances held in the school facilities which have approval of the school administration and that have responsible adult chaperones approved by the school administration shall not be required to obtain a license as provided in this chapter. [Ord. 466 § 4, 1985; Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.010.]

6.12.020 License – Application.

Application for licenses issued under this chapter shall be submitted to the chief of police and shall state the following:

A. The name and address of the applicant;

B. The location of the proposed dance;

C. Names and addresses of all chaperones;

D. Names and addresses of all entertainers or other employees;

E. That the applicant agrees to hold the borough harmless of any liability which the applicant may incur as a result of holding a dance pursuant to the provisions of this chapter;

F. Such other information as the chief of police shall find reasonably necessary to effectuate the purpose of this chapter and to arrive at a fair determination of whether its terms have been complied with. [Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.015.]

6.12.030 License – Bond or insurance.

For reasonable cause, the chief of police may require any application for a license under this chapter to be accompanied by a bond executed by a surety company qualified to do business in the state in the penalty sum of $1,000, conditioned upon the payment by the licensee of any and all final judgments for injuries or damages resulting to persons or property arising out of the operation of any dance. Such bond shall run to the borough for the benefit of any person who may receive injuries and for benefit of any person who may claim redress for property damage resulting from the operation of such dance. Such bond shall remain in full force and effect for the full period of time for which the license is effective. A liability insurance policy issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in the state conforming to the requirements of this section may be permitted in lieu of a bond. [Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.020.]

6.12.040 License – Application fee.

There shall be no application fee. [Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.025.]

6.12.050 License – Time limit for application.

The applicant must submit the completed application for the proposed dance at least three days prior to the requested date. The chief of police shall act upon the application no later than two days after its presentation. [Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.030.]

6.12.060 License – Issuance standards.

The chief of police shall issue a license under this chapter when he finds the following:

A. That the applicant and all employees and chaperones are of good moral character and capable of conducting the proposed dance in a manner consistent with public safety and good morals;

B. That the bond or insurance policy as may be required by this chapter has been procured;

C. That the requirements of this chapter and of all other governing laws and ordinances have been met. [Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.035.]

6.12.070 License – Fee.

A license shall be issued to a successful applicant under this chapter after payment to the borough clerk of a license fee of $5.00. [Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.040.]

6.12.080 Duties of licensee.

A licensee under this chapter shall comply with the following requirements and standards of operation:

A. Maintain Good Order. The licensee shall maintain good order upon the premises where any dance is conducted and loitering shall not be permitted in or about the entrances to or exits from such dance.

B. Hours of Operation. The licensee shall not conduct a dance during the hours of curfew. Extension of the curfew hours may be granted by approval of the borough manager, provided:

1. The licensee is an adult; and

2. The licensee submits in writing the curfew extension requested with the dance application form, as provided in WMC 6.12.050. In no event shall the curfew hour be extended past 1:00 a.m.

C. Chaperones. Adult chaperones of good moral character must be constantly on the premises.

D. Intoxicating Liquors. No person upon the premises where a dance is being conducted shall have in his possession or under his control, or offer to give to another to drink, any intoxicating liquors nor shall the licensee, chaperones or employees permit such conduct. [Ord. 399 § 5, 1980; Ord. 208 § 5, 1967; prior code § 44.20.045.]

6.12.090 Service area only.

The provisions of this chapter are applicable only in the service area defined in WMC 1.06.040. [Ord. 833 § 23, 2009.]