It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or serve any cereal malt beverage (CMB) at any special event within the city without first obtaining a local special event permit from the city clerk.

(Ord. 1292; Code 2015)

(a)   There is hereby levied a special event permit fee in the amount of $50.00 on each group or individual, which fee shall be paid before the event begins. Such fee shall be in addition to the $25 fee to be remitted to the Division of Alcohol Beverage Control.

(b)   Every special event permit holder shall cause the permit receipt to be placed in plain view on any premises within the city where the holder of the special event permit is serving CMB for consumption on the premises.

(Ord. 1292; Code 2015)

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to serve CMB at a special event without first applying for a local special event permit at least 30 days before the event. Written application for the local special event permit shall be made to the city clerk on the form used for annual cereal malt beverage sales as directed by the city clerk. In addition to any other information required, the applicant shall provide the following:

(1)   The name of the applicant;

(2)   The group for which the event is planned;

(3)   The location of the event;

(4)   The date and time of the event;

(5)   Any anticipated need for police, fire or other municipal services.

(b)   Upon meeting the requirements to obtain a special event permit, the city clerk shall issue a local special event permit to the applicant if there are no conflicts with any zoning or other ordinances of the city.

(c)   The city clerk shall notify the chief of police whenever a special event permit has been issued and forward a copy of the permit and application to the chief of police.

(Ord. 1292; Code 2015)

(a)   No special event permit holder shall allow the serving of CMB between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. at any event for which a special event permit has been issued.

(b)   No CMB shall be given, sold or traded to any person under 21 years of age.

(c)   No more than four special event permits may be issued in a calendar year to the same applicant.

(d)   No special event permit issued hereunder may be transferred or assigned to any other vendor.

(e)   All local ordinances and state statutes for the sale and consumption of CMB apply to holders of special event permits.

(Ord. 1292; Code 2015)

Violations of this article shall be punishable by, upon a first offense, a fine of $25.00. A second violation shall be punishable by a fine of $50.00 and third and subsequent violations shall be punishable by a fine of $75.00, in addition to court costs.

(Ord. 1292; Code 2015)