(A)   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context indicates or requires a different meaning.
   (B)   Unless specifically defined below, words or phrases used in this subchapter shall be interpreted so as to give them the meaning they have in common usage and to give this subchapter its most reasonable application.
      ATTENDANT.  Any person who obtains admission to an outdoor assembly by the payment of money or by the rendering of services in lieu of the payment of money for admission.
      PERSON.  An individual, partnership, corporation, limited liability company or any other business or charitable organization.
      SPECIAL EVENT.  An outdoor event or activity open to the public, whether free of charge or by paid admission, that is conducted occasionally and is not part of the normal daily activities of the sponsoring individual or organization. Examples include, but are not limited to fairs, auction sales, tractor pulls, circus and/or carnivals, concerts, car shows and vehicle races. The following events and activities are excluded from this subchapter:
         (a)   Events and/or activities conducted on village property;
         (b)   Events and/or activities conducted on school or church property when the event and/or activity is sponsored by the school or church;
         (c)   Events and/or activities conducted on private, residential premises where no admission is charged, anticipated attendance is fewer than 100 persons or there is no commercial activity planned;
         (d)   Private garage sales, family reunions and/or gatherings, single farm auctions or estate auctions; and
         (e)   An event held entirely within the confines of a permanently enclosed and covered structure.
      SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT.  A formal application filed with Village of Birch Run detailing the time, location and nature of the outdoor event or activity to be conducted.
      SPONSOR.  Any person who organizes, promotes, conducts or causes to be conducted, an outdoor assembly.
(Ord. 02-02, passed 7-22-2002)