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For the purpose of this subchapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
APPLICANT. A person who has filed a written application for a special event permit.
CITY. The City of Ashland, Kentucky.
CITY PARK. Any property in the city designated as a park, playground, recreational facility, swimming pool or hike and bike path, specifically including without limitation, Central Park, the Port of Ashland and Broadway Square, and shall include buildings, stages, parking lots and driveways in such areas.
FIRST AMENDMENT ACTIVITY. All expressive and associative activity on public streets, sidewalks and in parks that is protected by the United States and Kentucky Constitutions, including speech, press, assembly and the right to petition, but does not include commercial advertising.
FIRST AMENDMENT EVENT. An event where the sole or principal object is first amendment activity.
PARADE. Any assembly, march, demonstration or procession upon public streets, sidewalks or parks within the city including persons, animals, or vehicles that is reasonably likely to interfere with the normal flow or regulation of traffic or use of streets, sidewalks, parks and related facilities.
PERMITTEE. The person to whom a special event permit is granted pursuant to this subchapter.
PERSON. Any individual, entity, association or organization.
SPECIAL EVENT. A temporary event, gathering or organized activity, including but not limited to parades, bike races, marathons, walk-a-thons, charity running events, fireworks displays, concerts, carnivals, other types of races and festivals, first amendment events, or any other event which involves one or more of the following activities:
(1) Closing a public street;
(2) Blocking or restricting city-owned property;
(3) Blocking or restricting usual and customary use of or access to city streets, sidewalks, or rights-of-way;
(4) Blocking or restricting access to or limiting use of city parks;
(5) Sale of merchandise, food or beverages on city-owned property;
(6) Erection of a tent on city-owned property;
(7) Installation of a stage, band-shell, trailer, van, portable building, grandstand or bleachers on city-owned property or exclusive use of such existing facilities;
(8) Placement of temporary no-parking signs in a public right-of-way or on city-owned property; or
(9) Placement of pedestrian boundary markers on city-owned property.
SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT. Written authorization from the City Manager or his designee to hold a specific special event.
(Ord. 157, 2020, passed 11-20-20)