(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to organize, conduct, or participate in any parade, picket line, or group demonstration in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, or other public place within the town, unless a permit therefor has been issued by the town in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.  The Chief of Police, or his or her designee, is authorized to issue permits as required in this chapter, and in the issuance thereof he or she shall:
      (1)   Require a written application for permit to be filed not less than 24 hours in advance of the parade, picket line, or group demonstration.  The application shall be on a form prescribed by the Chief, shall require the application to be signed by the applicant or applicants, shall require that the applicant show the proposed time, place, purpose, and size of the parade, picket line, or group demonstration and whether or not any minors below the age of 18 years shall participate;
      (2)   Refuse to issue the permit when the activity or purpose stated in the application would violate any ordinance of the town or statute of the state, or when the activity or purpose would constitute a clear and present danger to the public health or safety or would hinder or prevent the orderly movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic on the streets, alleys, or sidewalks;
      (3)   Specify in the permit whether or not minors below the age of 18 years will be permitted to participate.  The Chief shall pass upon whether or not minors may participate, and shall base his or her determination upon whether or not the purpose or time or place of the particular activity will be detrimental to or endanger the health, safety, or welfare of minors, or will interfere with their education;
      (4)   Require that the application for a permit shall specify and the permit shall designate the person or persons in charge of the activity.  The person shall be required to accompany the parade, picket line, or group demonstration and shall carry the permit with him or her at that time.  The permit shall not be valid in the possession of any other person; and
      (5)   Among other considerations, consider and find as a requisite to issuance the following.
         (a)   The activity will not require excessive diversion of police from other necessary duties.
         (b)   The activity will not interfere with the right of property owners in the area to enjoy peaceful and lawful occupancy and use of their property.
         (c)   The activity can be conducted without unreasonable interference with normal pedestrian or vehicular traffic in the area, will not prevent normal police and fire protection to the public, and will not be likely to cause injury to persons or property or to provoke disorderly conduct or to create a public disturbance.
   (B)   The permit may set the starting time, duration, speed of travel, and space between persons or vehicles in the parade, picket line, or group demonstration; may prescribe the portions or areas of streets, alleys, sidewalks, or other public places to be used; and may impose other reasonable requirements as the Chief may prescribe for the control and free movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic, or for the health, safety, and property rights of the participants and the general public.
(1983 Code, § 10-4)  Penalty, see § 10.99