§ 111.03 DANCE HALLS.
   (A)   Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      CABARET. Any room, place or space wherein intoxicating liquor is sold pursuant to a valid on-sale liquor license and where members of the public are allowed to dance.
      PUBLIC DANCE. Any dance wherein the public may participate and admission is charged, either directly or indirectly, but shall not include, when conducted upon its own premises, a dance sponsored by any religious, fraternal, charitable or educational institution or organization.
      PUBLIC DANCE HALL. Any room, place or space open to public patronage for private gain, in which dancing, wherein the public may participate, is carried on and to which admission may be had by the public by payment either directly or indirectly of an admission fee or price for dancing, excepting a cabaret, as defined herein.
   (B)   License. It shall be unlawful for any person, corporation, organization or association to conduct a public dance or operate a public dance hall or cabaret in the City, unless the person shall previously have obtained a license as hereinafter provided in this section.
   (C)   Crowd control. In any of the three categories listed in division (E) below, if the dance floor exceeds 1,000 square feet or the capacity of more than 300 people is possible, at least one uniformed law enforcement officer shall be on duty from the beginning of the dance until one-half hour after closing.
   (D)   Applying.
      (1)   An applicant for any such license shall pay the appropriate license fee with his or her application. Any holder of a valid cabaret license under this section shall not be required to apply for and obtain a separate dance hall permit or license.
      (2)   No license under this section shall be issued to any person convicted of a violation of any law or ordinance relating to dances, dance halls or cabarets within a period of one year following the conviction.
      (3)   The Council shall consider and investigate each license application for a dance hall or cabaret and may grant or refuse to grant the license. In the event the Council shall grant the license, the City Clerk-Treasurer shall issue license to the applicant which shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance.
   (E)   Fees. The Council shall establish the amount of the license fees for the following licenses under § 34.01 of this code of ordinances:
      (1)   Temporary public dance license;
      (2)   Annual dance hall license; and
      (3)   Annual cabaret license.
(Prior Code, § 1101.06) Penalty, see § 111.99
Statutory reference:
   Authority of City to adopt state statutes by reference, see M.S. § 471.62