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(A) The Town Manager or his designee is charged with the responsibility for issuing the permit to a production company as described herein. The Town Manager may refuse to issue a permit when the activity described in the request for the permit would create a situation that would prejudice the safety of the town or its inhabitants, would unnecessarily disturb the residents of the town, would unnecessarily impede traffic on streets within the town limits, or would violate any ordinance, statute or regulation of the town, state or United States Government. In the event the Manager denies a request for a permit, the applicant may appeal the Manager's decision to the Board of Aldermen. Such appeal will be heard by the Board of Aldermen at the next regularly scheduled meeting at which the appeal can be scheduled consistent with agenda deadlines established by the Town Manager. The decision of the Board of Aldermen shall be final.
(B) Any application that requires the closing of a street or the beach strand for any period of time whatsoever shall be approved by the Board of Aldermen. The decision of the Board of Aldermen in such event shall be final.
(C) Each filming location shall require a separate permit application. In cases where a security deposit is required, there shall only be one deposit required.
(D) The issuance of a permit as described hereinabove does not include the right to use or occupy private property. In addition to the permit required under this chapter, a production company shall obtain a property owner's written permission to use such private property in any manner whatsoever.
(Ord. 1216, passed 8-26-93; Am. Ord. 1278, passed 8-8-96)