Dance Hall Permit Ordinance
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 10-4-1955; amended in its entirety 8-18-1981. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Nightclubs — See Ch. 289.
The Town of Orange, in town meeting assembled October 4, 1955, hereby adopts the following by-laws concerning the licensing of certain concessions in said town by said town pursuant to the authority granted to said town by an act adopted at the January session, 1933, of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut.
Every person who shall keep or use or suffer to be kept or used any premises within the Town of Orange occupied by him or under his control, which said premises shall be used for the conducting of a public dance hall, pool room, exhibition or amusement hall or restaurant in which dancing is permitted, without a proper license duly issued by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange, shall be fined not more than $100 for every such offense.
Every person who desires to obtain a license for the conducting of a public dance hall, pool room, exhibition or amusement hall or restaurant in which dancing is permitted, shall file with the Selectmen of the Town of Orange an application signed by the person to whom such license is to be issued and such application shall specify the time or times and the place where such license is desired, the particular nature of the actor or acts to be done and such other particulars as may be required by the Selectmen to show that such license or permit may be granted and will be used in accordance with the law. Said Selectmen shall provide suitable blanks for such applications and all such applications shall be consecutively numbered and made available to applicants at the office of the Town Clerk.
The Board of Selectmen shall hold a public hearing on each application, notice thereof to be given to the applicant and by posting such notice on the public signpost in Orange at least five days prior to such hearing. The purpose of such hearing is to determine whether the applicant is a proper person, the purpose is a proper purpose and the location suitable for such purpose. Said application shall be approved or denied within a reasonable time after hearing held thereon. When the Selectmen have acted on any such application it shall be returned and filed in the office of the Town Clerk, together with copy of any license issued thereunder.
No such license shall authorize or excuse any breach of law or trespass upon the rights of others nor shall any license render said town liable for any damage that may be committed or caused under cover thereof.
All licenses issued by the authorities under the provisions of these by-laws shall expire on the first day of May after their issuance and no license so issued shall be in force for a longer time than one year nor shall any license so issued be transferable from the person to whom the same is issued to any other person or corporation.
Each application for a license under the terms of these by-laws shall be accompanied by a fee of $2 for the purpose of covering the expense of hearing on the same. The fee for each license issued under the terms of these by-laws shall be $50 to be paid upon receipt of same; all fees to become the property of the Town of Orange and shall be turned over to the Town Treasurer.
Any license or permit granted under the provisions of this chapter may be revoked at any time by the Selectmen for cause found upon complaint of any local or state police officer or any local or state Fire Marshal or health officer after a hearing for the consideration of such revocation, reasonable notice thereof having been given to the holder of such license or permit.
The provisions of these by-laws shall not apply to any church building or charitable organization or any use of the Town Hall granted by the Selectmen, or the use of the School Auditorium under permission for such use by the proper town officials