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(A) The applicant for a permit under §§ 94.02 and 94.03, if the permit is for a parade, activity or public event (hereafter referred to as "event") which requires the temporary closing or obstruction of all or a portion of any street, shall, prior to the issuance of a permit, pay a fee in the following amount, as applicable, unless the fee is partially or fully waived by the Town Council in accordance with this section:
(1) An event sponsored by the town, including July 4 parade, Christmas parade, homecoming parade for Appalachian State University and homecoming parade for Watauga High School or other event designated by the Town Council as one that is sponsored by the town: no fee;
(2) An event not sponsored by the town which requires the temporary closing or obstruction of all or a portion of any street for less than one hour: $250;
(3) An event not sponsored by the town which requires the temporary closing or obstruction of all or a portion of any street for one hour or more: $1,500.
(B) The fees imposed by division (A) above may be partly or wholly waived by action of the Town Council. In waiving the fees in part or in full, the Town Council may consider, among others, the following factors:
(1) The capacity of the event sponsor to defray the costs of the fee through admission fees, participation fees, advertising fees and/or sponsorship contributions;
(2) The number of people the event is likely to bring into the town and the expected economic impact of the event on the town and town merchants;
(3) The possible and expected impact of the event upon the town's image and reputation;
(4) Any features of the event which will either reduce or increase the normal expenditures of services and equipment which the town must utilize in connection with the event; and
(5) Other factor as the Town Council may determine justifies the town's bearing of a portion or the full costs of the extraordinary services or equipment necessitated by the event.
(Ord. passed 3-18-2004)