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(1) Application. A person seeking issuance of a permit hereunder shall file the application with the County Park Manager/Director and for any event or activity to take place at any Kenosha County Park, the application shall be filed with the Director or the Department. The application shall state, among other information, the following:

(a) Name and address and phone number of applicant;

(b) Name and address and phone number of the persons, corporation or association sponsoring the activity, if any;

(c) The day and hours for which the permit is desired, if applicable;

(d) The park, or portion thereof, for which the permit is desired, if applicable;

(e) An estimate of the attendance;

(f) Any other information which, in the opinion of the County Park Manager/Director the Park Director/Manager, or Kemper Center Director is reasonably necessary to a fair determination as to whether a permit should issue hereunder.

(2) Fees. Each application shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee and/or bond as required by the regulations of the Committee or Kemper Center, Inc. The Park Director/Manager may waive pavilion fees for non-profit groups upon application by the group.

(3) Standards of Issuance. The County Park Manager/Director, or if at Kemper Center, the Kemper Center Director or their duly authorized employee may issue a permit when it is found:

(a) That the proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with or detract from the general enjoyment or wholesome family atmosphere of the park;

(b) That the proposed activity or use of the park will not unreasonably interfere with, or detract, from the promotion of public health, welfare, safety and recreation;

(c) That the proposed activity or use is not reasonably anticipated to incite violence, crime or disorderly conduct;

(d) That the proposed activity will not damage park property or entail unusual, extraordinary or burdensome expense to the County;

(e) That the facilities desired have not been reserved for other use at the day and hour requested in the application;

(f) That the area requested is in compliance with the areas designated by the Park Manager/Director for the type of use requested;

(g) Permits shall be granted on a first-come-first-served basis unless otherwise specified by Park Personnel. Applications for a permit within a given calendar year shall not be accepted prior to the first working day in January of said calendar year.

(h) A sign authorized by permit shall not:

1. Express or advance a political message, a political candidate, a political party or a political action group.

2. Express or advance a religious or anti-religious message or advance any particular religion.

3. Contain any false or misleading information, or infringe upon any trademark, copyright or other protected rights.

4. Contain any disparaging message or disparaging image about persons of any race, religion, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, age or disability.

5. Offer or encourage use of illegal goods or substances.

6. Offer or encourage any illegal behavior or activity.

(i) When considering an application for a permit to hold a public assembly, public meeting or gathering for the purpose of exercising any right which is protected by the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin, the County Park Manager/Director or Kemper Center Director shall grant said permit unless he specifically finds that the granting of said permit is in substantial conflict with subsections (c), (f) or (g) above.

(4) Appeal. Within seven days after receipt of an application, the County Park Manager/Director, Kemper Center Director or their duly authorized employee shall grant or deny the permit, in the event the permit is denied, the applicant shall be appraised in writing of the reasons for refusal of said permit, and any aggrieved applicant shall have the right to appeal in writing within five days to the Committee, who shall consider the application of the standards set forth herein and all applicable laws and rules, and sustain or overrule the decision within ten days. The decision of the Committee shall be final.

(5) Effect of Permit. A permittee shall be bound by all of the Park rules and regulations and all applicable ordinances fully as though the same were inserted in said permit.

(6) Liability of Permittee. The person or persons to whom a permit is issued shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any person whatever by reason of the negligence of the person or persons to whom such permits shall have been issued.

(7) Display of Permit. As a condition of a permit being issued, it is required that the permittee have the permit in his or her possession at all times while it is in effect and that upon the request of any duly authorized agent of the Kenosha County Highway and Parks Committee or duly authorized law enforcement personnel, a permittee shall present the permit for inspection.

(8) Revocation. The County Park Manager/Director, Kemper Center Director or their duly authorized employee shall have the authority to revoke a permit upon a finding of violation of any established park rule or ordinance, or upon good cause shown. [Code § 10.05, 2018.]