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(A) A parade permit will be issued if, upon review of the application, the Police Chief finds that the proposed parade would not violate the time and place restrictions of § 94.05 and finds that:
(1) The parade will not substantially interrupt the safe and orderly movement of other traffic near its route;
(2) The parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of police officers of the city to properly police the parade and the adjacent areas as to prevent normal police protection of the city;
(3) The parade will not require the diversion of so great a number of fire protection or emergency medical services so as to prevent these services to portions of the city other than that to be occupied by the proposed line of march and adjacent areas;
(4) The concentration of persons, animals, and vehicles at assembly points of the parade will not unduly interfere with fire and police protection of, or emergency medical service to, areas near the parade and assembly area;
(5) The parade will not interfere with the efficient response movement of firefighting equipment and services in route to a fire;
(6) The parade is scheduled to move from its point of origin to its point of termination without unreasonable delays in route;
(7) The conduct of the parade is not reasonably likely to cause injury to persons or property;
(8) Adequate sanitation and other required health facilities are or will be made available in or adjacent to any public assembly areas;
(9) There are sufficient parking places near the site of the parade to accommodate the number of vehicles reasonably expected to be used in the parade; and
(10) The parade is not held solely for private profit for the purpose of advertising products, goods, wares, merchandise, or an event.
(B) Each parade permit shall state the following information:
(1) Starting and ending time;
(2) Minimum and maximum speed;
(3) A description of the parade route and any assembly areas;
(4) Maximum and minimum interval of space to be maintained between the units of the parade;
(5) The portions of the streets to be traversed that may be occupied by the parade; and
(6) Any other information as the City Manager or the Police Chief shall find necessary to the enforcement of this chapter.
(C) A permittee shall comply with all permit directions and conditions, parade rules as listed below, and all applicable laws and ordinances. The parade rules are as follows.
(1) All parade entries are to be approved by the parade permittee.
(2) All parade participants shall abide by rules established for the parade by the parade permittee.
(3) All clothing and costumes must be appropriate for family viewing and in good taste.
(4) All parade participants must comply with all city, county, state, and federal laws and regulations.
(5) All entries must be able to safely navigate the parade route.
(6) All drivers of floats and motor vehicle entries shall provide their name, address, and driver’s license number to the parade permittee before operating a motor vehicle in the parade, and the parade permittee will provide that information to the designated safety officer or Police Chief before the parade begins. The driver of a motor vehicle or float entry is responsible for the conduct of the participants for that entry.
(7) Pedestrian entries must be at least in the first grade.
(8) All floats with children under 6th grade must have one adult supervisor for every ten children.
(9) Throwing any object (including food, candy, mementos, souvenirs, and the like) to or from a parade participant is prohibited, except this provision does not apply to parade participants who are walking as far as possible from the center of the roadway and tossing items to spectators.
(10) All riders on a float or vehicle must have either a seat or designated place to stand, and for those standing, they must have a pole, strap, or rail to hold onto.
(11) No part of the riders bodies may protrude, hang over, or dangle from the side or back of a float or vehicle.
(12) No one may ride on the hood or the roof of a vehicle.
(13) No free-standing dancers, or dancing or acrobatics, is permitted upon a float or on a vehicle, whether still or moving.
(14) No parade participant or spectator may enter or exit a moving float or vehicle during the parade.
(15) All drivers of vehicles towing floats are requested, but not required, to have a fire extinguisher, unless required by law.
(16) No live fires or open flames are permitted on any float.
(17) No live animals are permitted in a vehicle towing a float, or on the float itself, or in single vehicle entries, except for service animals of government officials and handicapped individuals.
(18) All equestrian/animal units in a parade must be diapered or have a clean-up crew to follow.
(19) Vehicle entries, including those towing floats, shall provide the driver with 180 degree visibility from the driver’s position, as well as visibility of both sides of the entry with use of mirrors, and if not, the vehicle shall be accompanied by one attendant on each side of the vehicle within the driver’s sight for the entirety of the parade who can watch out for and give immediate warning of an unsafe condition.
(20) All vehicles towing floats shall be occupied by a driver and a passenger at least 18 years of age, with that passenger having the responsibility for maintaining communication between the participants on the float and the driver.
(21) All drivers of motor vehicles in the parade must be at least 18 years of age.
(22) Generators, if used, shall be securely attached to floats, with no bare, exposed, or loose wires present on the float.
(23) Any other reasonable rule or condition set by the Police Chief shall be a condition for approval of the parade permit due to a special situation applicable to that parade.
(D) The State Department of Transportation requires a 30-day advance notice if any portion of a parade route includes a highway under state jurisdiction. The Police Chief may make the issuance of a parade permit conditional upon obtaining any necessary State Department of Transportation approvals, which approvals shall be the sole obligation of the applicant to obtain.
(Ord. 05-1018, passed 10-18-2005; Ord. 11-0215, passed 2-15-2011; Ord. 12-0320A, passed 3-20-2012) Penalty, see § 94.99