864.01   DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Applicant" means a person who has filed a written application for a special event permit.
   (b)   "Chief of Police" means the Chief of Police of the City of Mentor-on-the-Lake, or his or her designated agent.
   (c)   "City" means the City of Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio.
   (d)   "Demonstration" means a public display of the attitude of assembled persons toward a person, cause, issue or other matter.
   (e)   "Person" means an individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other legal entity.
   (f)   "Special event" means a temporary event or gathering, including a special event parade, using either private or public property, in which the estimated numbers of participants exceeds fifteen during any day of the event and which involves one or more of the following activities, except when the activity is for construction or house-moving purposes only:
      (1)   Closing a public street;
      (2)   Blocking or restriction of public property;
      (3)   Sale of merchandise, food or beverages on public property outside the central business district, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance;
      (4)   Erection of a tent on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance;
      (5)   Installation of a stage, bandshell, trailer, van, portable building, grandstand or bleachers on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance;
      (6)   Placement of portable toilets on public property, or on private property where otherwise prohibited by ordinance; or
      (7)   Placement of temporary "No Parking" signs in a public right-of-way.
   (g)   "Special event parade" means the assembly of three or more persons whose gathering is for the common design of travelling or marching in procession from one location to any other location for the purpose of advertising, promoting, celebrating or commemorating a thing, person, date or event that is not directly related to the expression of feelings and beliefs on current political, religious or social issues.
   (h)   "Special event permit" means written approval from the City to hold a special event.
(Ord.90-O-11.  Passed 10-13-92.)