Chapter 5.52


5.52.010    Permit – Required.

5.52.020    Permit – Application.

5.52.030    Liability insurance – Law enforcement statements.

5.52.040    Investigation.

5.52.050    Permit – Issuance – Compliance.

5.52.060    Permit – Revocation.

5.52.010 Permit – Required.

No person shall conduct, operate, maintain or cause to be conducted, operated, or maintained any carnival, circus, tent show, rodeo, or exhibition within the City without first having obtained from the City Council a permit therefor as provided in the following sections of this chapter. [Ord. 1001 § 13, 1995; Ord. 344 § 1, 1953. Code 1987 § 5.32.010].

5.52.020 Permit – Application.

Any person desiring to obtain such permit shall make application in writing to the City not less than 20 days prior to the date of opening or starting of such carnival, circus, tent show, rodeo, or exhibition. The application shall be signed by the owner, or by his authorized agent or representative, and shall contain the following:

A. The name and address of the owner or owners, and of the person designated as manager or in charge of such performance;

B. The times and dates of all performances to be presented;

C. The nature of the performance, and the number and type of concessions to be operated in connection therewith;

D. The location where such carnival, circus, tent show, rodeo, or exhibition is to be held;

E. An agreement from the owner that the owner will be financially responsible for the safe, careful and lawful operation of such show. [Ord. 1001 § 13, 1995; amended 1987; Ord. 344 § 2, 1953. Code 1987 § 5.32.020].

5.52.030 Liability insurance – Law enforcement statements.

At the time of filing application for such permit, the applicant shall exhibit satisfactory proof that the show and concessions to be conducted under such permit are insured by a recognized liability insurance company in the sum of $1,000,000 combined single limit. There shall also be attached to the application for such permit written statements from the law enforcement agencies in the last three places where the said show has been exhibited prior to the filing of the application stating the experiences of those communities with the said show. [Ord. 1001 § 13, 1995; amended 1987; Ord. 344 § 3, 1953. Code 1987 § 5.32.030].

5.52.040 Investigation.

The applicant for such permit shall post with the City a filing and investigation fee of not less than $52.00, whereupon the Sheriff’s Department shall conduct an investigation of the applicant, the proposed show, and the proposed location where the show is to be held, and shall report his findings to the City Council. In the conduct of this investigation the police may take the fingerprint of any person employed in the business under investigation. [Ord. 1001 § 13, 1995; amended 1987; Ord. 344 § 4, 1953. Code 1987 § 5.32.040].

5.52.050 Permit – Issuance – Compliance.

Such permit shall be issued by the City and remain in effect only upon compliance satisfactory to the City Council with the following conditions:

A. Selection of a site for tents and/or other structures readily accessible to firefighting equipment;

B. Evidence that all tents have been adequately treated for fire resistance;

C. Observance of all applicable laws and ordinances with respect to equipment used, construction and other electrical wiring, food served, and in all other respects;

D. Removal of all weeds and combustible matter from the performance area prior to the opening of such show;

E. Approval by the Building Inspector of the seating provided for the use of the patrons of such show;

F. Employment at the applicant’s expense of such special police as may be directed by the City;

G. Posting with the City of a cash bond sufficient to defray the expense of special police and to guarantee the cleaning of the show area after the performance. Any money not expended for these purposes shall be promptly refunded to the applicant. [Ord. 1001 § 13, 1995; amended 1987; Ord. 344 § 5, 1953. Code 1987 § 5.32.050].

5.52.060 Permit – Revocation.

The City shall summarily revoke any permit issued hereunder, and shall close any such carnival, circus, tent show, rodeo, or exhibition authorized by such permit for the breach of any of the conditions set forth in this chapter, or for the violation of any laws of the State. [Ord. 1001 § 13, 1995; amended 1987; Ord. 344 § 6, 1953. Code 1987 § 5.32.060].