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(A) The City Commission finds that in order to protect the morals, health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the city, prior to the use of the recreation center, an investigation shall be made to properly determine the fitness of the event activities to be presented and of the sponsors and producers, including but not limited to the moral character and the type of events previously produced, sponsored, or participated in, to insure that there will be no detriment to the health, safety, welfare, and morals of the community.
(B) Prior to any individual or organization using a recreation center for commercial use, the applicant shall on an appropriate form prepared by the City Manager or designee, provide any information the City Manager deems in the best interest of the city for the protection of the morals, health, safety, and welfare of its inhabitants and the use of, license, permit, lease, or contract for the recreation center shall be authorized or issued by the City Manager or designee. To allow the City Manager or designee adequate time for careful consideration of the facts presented in the application forms submitted in the request for use of city-owned recreation centers or property, application forms must be submitted to the City Manager or designee, a minimum of 30 days prior to the proposed commencement date. The application shall contain the following information.
(1) The name and address of the person making the application and the name of the person, firm, corporation, or organization they represents.
(2) The names and addresses of the performers or other persons who are to appear at the center for the purpose of staging the event.
(3) The names and addresses of the owners or corporate officers of the organization requesting use of the center.
(4) Whether solicitation of contributions will be made at any time in connection with this event.
(5) Whether any of the performers or applicants have ever been denied use of any other public or private facilities, and if so, where, when, and under what circumstances.
(6) Whether the applicant, any officers of the corporation or organization represented by the applicant, or any person either presenting or performing in the event applied for has ever been convicted in any court of record of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude or any violation, other than traffic offenses, under either the name being used in connection with this event or any other name previously used; and if so, what name or names and what crime or crimes.
(7) The estimated number of persons expected to attend each performance, the number of performances each day, the hours at which each performance will take place, and the dates.
(‘58 Code, § 33.32) (Ord. 75-65, passed 6-10-75; Am. Ord. 77-75, passed 10-4-77; Am. Ord. 2012-12, passed 11-22-11; Am. Ord. 2014-27, passed 2-25-14; Am. Ord. 2022-25, passed 2-8-22)