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Prohibited novelties added to Ordinance Number 34-2012

Published on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ordinance Number 34-2012

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY OF GREER CODE OF

ORDINANCE CHAPTER 78 STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC

PROPERTY, ARTICLE IV PARADES, EVENTS, BLOCK PARTIES,

PERFORMANCES, FILMING AND PICKETING SECTION 78-109

PUBLIC CONDUCT BY ADDING (e).

WHEREAS, the City of Greer City Council at various times reviews the Code of

Ordinance to make necessary improvements and/or changes; and,

WHEREAS, Greer City Council wishes to prohibit certain novelties during parades and city sponsored events because they pose a safety hazard for people, animals and vehicles;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the City of

Greer, South Carolina that the City of Greer Code of Ordinance Chapter 78, Article IV, section 78-109, shall read as follows:

Chapter 78 - STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND PUBLIC PROPERTY

Article IV - PARADES, EVENTS, BLOCK PARTIES, PERFORMANCES, FILMING

AND PICKETING
 

Sec. 78-109. - Public conduct.

(a) No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct, impede or interfere with any parade, event, performance or filming, or with any person, vehicle or animal participating or used in the event.
(b) No driver of any vehicle shall drive between the vehicles or persons comprising a parade when such vehicles are in motion and are conspicuously designated as parade, nor shall any driver drive around or through any event or properly designated or barricaded area.
(c) The city administrator shall have the authority to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles along a street or area properly designated or posted for a parade, event, performance or filming; and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation thereof.
(d) No glass bottles, containers or cans may be sold or distributed on the public right-of-way, and no patron may carry a glass bottle, container or can on the public right-of-way during a parade, event, performance or filming. It shall be unlawful for any vendor to sell beverages in glass containers for off-premises consumption at parades or events.
(e) Prohibited novelties: Aerosol/spray plastic/foam string and fireworks to include those known as “poppers” or “snaps” are prohibited on parade routes and city permitted events, unless specifically permitted by the city. It shall be unlawful for vendors to sell or distribute prohibited novelties during parades, events, block parties, performances, filming, picketing and similar events.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED
by the Mayor and Council of the City of Greer, the City of Greer Code of Ordinance is amended to include the above provisions:

CITY OF GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA

____________________________________

Richard W. Danner, Mayor

ATTEST:

________________________________________

Tammela Duncan, Municipal Clerk

Introduced by: Councilman Wryley Bettis

First Reading: October 9, 2012

Second Reading and

Final Approval: October 23, 2012

Approved as to Form:

________________________________________

John B. Duggan, City Attorney

301 E Poinsett St. Greer, SC 29650-2019 (864) 848-2184 Office (864) 848-5386 Fax

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