26-536 Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Carnival means any enterprise offering one or more amusement rides, including, but not limited to, Ferris wheels, merry-go-rounds, carousels, roller coasters and any other similar ride.

Circus means a show including, but not limited to, feats of physical skill and daring, wild animal acts, and performances by jugglers and clowns.

(Code 1985, § 8-55)

Cross referenceDefinitions generally, § 1-2.

26-537 License required.

No person shall exhibit or show or cause or permit to be exhibited or shown in any place owned, leased, managed or controlled by him, any carnival or circus in the city without first obtaining a license from the city.

(Code 1985, § 8-56)

26-538 Bond requirement.

(a)    Each person applying for a carnival or circus license in the city shall deposit with the administrator a surety bond in the sum of $1,000.00.

(b)    The bond required by this section shall be conditioned that no dirt, paper, litter or other debris will be permitted to remain upon the streets or upon any private property by such licensee or any of his employees or animals.

(c)    The bond required by this section shall also be a guarantee for the oiling or treating of unpaved streets with suitable dust layer in the vicinity of the circus or carnival, the streets to be treated to be determined by the city engineer. It shall be the obligation of the circus or carnival management, before any program is commenced, to treat the streets so specified by the city engineer in the vicinity of the circus or carnival with suitable approved dust layer.

(d)    The city shall release the license holder and sureties from their obligation under the bond upon certification by the administrator that all conditions of this article have been complied with.

(Code 1985, § 8-57)

26-539 Gambling prohibited.

No person receiving a license under this article shall permit any gambling upon the licensed premises or in connection therewith or upon any adjoining premises not licensed for the purpose of carrying on any gambling devices. No cash prizes or coupons shall be given in any game. No cash may be offered for the return of merchandise.

(Code 1985, § 8-58)

26-540 Public liability insurance.

(a)    Before a license is granted under this article, the applicant therefor shall furnish evidence to the administrator that the applicant has in force at the time such carnival or circus is to operate in the city:

(1)    Worker’s compensation to comply with the state statutes.

(2)    Comprehensive general liability providing $1,000,000.00 combined single limit per occurrence; such coverages shall include independent contractors, products and personal injury.

(3)    Comprehensive automobile liability providing for a single limit of $500,000.00 per occurrence and aggregate for owned, not owned, and hired motor vehicles.

(b)    A certificate of insurance, along with copies of original policies where applicable, acceptable to the city, shall be filed with the city risk management division ten days prior to commencement of such carnival or circus activities.

(Code 1985, § 8-59)

26-541 Compliance with state requirements.

In addition to any other provisions of this article, any person operating any carnival amusement ride shall obtain a permit from the state for each such ride. Such person shall comply with all of the rules and regulations promulgated by the state carnival amusement safety board under the authority of Act No. 225 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1966 (MCL 408.651 et seq.), as amended.

(Code 1985, § 8-60)

26-542 City inspection.

The city shall have the right to inspect all rides at any reasonable time for compliance with this article. Denial of the right to inspect any ride shall be grounds for shutting down that amusement ride.

(Code 1985, § 8-61)

26-543—26-575 Reserved.