6.20: DANCES:
   A.   Definitions: As used in this section, the following words and terms shall have the meanings stated:
    PUBLIC DANCE: Any dance wherein the public may participate by payment, directly or indirectly, of an admission fee or price for dancing, which fee may be in the form of a club membership or payment of money, directly or indirectly.
   PUBLIC DANCING PLACE: Any room, place or space open to public patronage in which dancing, wherein the public may participate, is carried on and to which admission may be had by the public by payment, directly or indirectly, of an admission fee or price for dancing.
   B.   License Required; Appeal: It is unlawful for any person to operate a public dancing place, or hold a public dance, without a license therefor from the city. The chief of police is authorized to issue licenses for dances without council action, but his denial may be appealed to the council.
   C.   License Fee: The license fee shall include the cost of providing attendance of a police officer or officers.
   D.   Application And License:
      1.   A verified application for a dance license shall be filed with the chief of police and shall specify the names and addresses of the person, persons, committee or organization that is to hold the dance, time and place thereof, and the area of the dance floor.
      2.   All applications shall be accompanied by affidavits of two (2) residents showing that the applicant is of good character and reputation in the community in which he lives, that he has not been convicted of a felony, gross misdemeanor or violation of any public dance laws within the past five (5) years. No license shall be issued to any person who has been so convicted.
      3.   No license shall be granted for any place having so called "private apartments" or "private rooms" furnished or used for any purposes other than a legitimate business purpose which adjoins such dancing place, or which may be reached by stairs, elevators or passageway leading from such dancing place. Nor shall a license be granted for any place which is not properly ventilated and equipped with necessary toilets, washrooms or lighting facilities.
      4.   At least one officer of the law shall be designated by the chief of police and employed by the city to be present at every public dance during the entire time said dance is being held. For purposes of this subsection, the term "officer of the law" means any person who is a full time or part time peace officer. In the discretion of the council or chief of police, more than one such peace officer may be required.
      5.   The dance license shall be posted in the public dancing place and shall state the name of the licensee, the amount paid therefor, and the time and place licensed. The license shall also state that the licensee is responsible for the manner of conducting the dance. The hours of the dance shall be included in the license.
      6.   No license shall be issued to any applicant under the age of eighteen (18) years. (Ord. 124, 2nd Series, eff. 9-24-1984; amd. 1992 Code)