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Statesboro, GA (City Limits)

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Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau |

General Information Description
Becky Davis
Statesboro CVB
912-489-1869
beckyscvb@gmail.com

There’s an urban vibe and amenities here because we’re home to business and industry, government offices and a major university. Among our nearly 27,000 residents (that’s double-digit growth in the last decade), we’re a global village, attracting professionals from all over the U.S. and around the world.

Still, we never forget our small-town roots. This is a place where you’ll know your neighbors, have a chance to get involved in civic, community and cultural activities. You’ll feel at home on tree-lined avenues, in our city parks, and our historic downtown.

Within minutes of your home or work, you’ll find a variety of choices in entertainment, cultural arts, dining and shopping. Statesboro is just an hour from the beach, international airports and the charms of Savannah.

For more information see our media press kit for Statesboro and Bulloch County. http://www.visitstatesboroga.com/wp-content/uploads/Press-Kit_packet1.pdf

Amplified Sound: [Official Website for this Policy]

The entire ordinance relating to sound may be found at the following site: http://library.municode.com/HTML/12590/level3/PTIICOOR_CH38EN_ARTIVNO.html#PTIICOOR_CH38EN_ARTIVNO_S38-102PRGET

Sec. 38-102. - Prohibited generally.
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others, within the limits of the city.
(Ord. of 11-20-90, II)

Sec. 38-103. - Specific prohibitions.
The following acts, among others, are declared to be loud, disturbing and unnecessary noises in violation of this article, but such enumeration shall not be deemed to be exclusive. See municipal code for full details about activities involving the following:
(1) Horns, signaling devices, etc. The sounding of any horn or signal device on any automobile, motorcycle, bus, or other vehicle, except as a danger signal, so as to create any unreasonable loud or harsh sound, or the sounding of such device for an unreasonable period of time, or the use of any siren upon any vehicle, other than police, fire or other emergency vehicle or equipment.

(2) Radios, phonographs, etc. The using, operating, or permitting to be played, used or operated any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such manner as to disturb the peace, quiet and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants or at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing for the person or persons who are in the room, vehicle, or chamber in which such machine or device is operated and who are voluntary listeners thereto. The operation of any such set, instrument, phonograph, machine or device in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet from the building, structure or vehicle in which it is located shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of this section.

(3) Loudspeakers, amplifiers for advertising. The using, operating or permitting to be played, used, or operated of any radio receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph, loudspeaker, sound amplifier, or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound which is cast upon the public streets for the purpose of commercial advertising or attracting the attention of the public to any building or structure.

(4) Sales by "hawking" or "barking." No person shall offer for sale or sell anything by shouting or outcry within any residential or business area unless authorized by the city.

(5) Regulation of sound equipment and sound amplifying equipment.
a. Except for activities for which a permit has been issued by the city under this section, no person shall so operate, play or permit the operation or playing of any radio, television, or phonograph, amplifier, or loudspeaker, or similar device so as to:

(i) Create a noise disturbance across a real property boundary or within a noise sensitive area. Provided, however, bars, taverns, lounges, night clubs, dance halls, game rooms and similar activities which produce a noise that is plainly audible beyond the premises shall be deemed a noise disturbance in violation of this article;

(ii) Create a noise which is plainly audible to any person other than the operator of the device, when operated on a common carrier, or public right-of-way or public place or space.

b.Sound equipment permitted. Except as hereafter provided, no person shall use, operate or cause to be used or operated any radio, record player, tape deck or player, loud speaker, amplifier, sound truck or other device for producing, reproducing, or amplifying sounds, hereinafter referred to as "sound equipment," upon the public streets or in any building or upon any premises, public or private, so as to produce a noise disturbance. Provided, however, the following activities where authorized by the city may use sound equipment which produces a sound not to exceed 90 db(A)'s when measured at a distance of 50 feet from such equipment. Where the receiving land is residential such equipment may be used only from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Exceptions may include, but are not limited to, activities approved by the City such as:
Public health and safety purposes; Fairs, carnivals and similar activities; Parades, processions, excursions and associated festivities; outdoor concerts and theatrical performances; Outdoor neighborhood functions such as lawn and pool parties, street dances and similar activities; Civic and religious celebrations; Recreational and athletic activities.

Generally prohibited or subject to approval by the City:
Animals and birds. No person shall own, possess or harbor any animal or fowl which howls, barks, or emits audible sounds that are unreasonably loud or disturbing and which are of such character, intensity, and duration as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood.

Loading and unloading. No person shall so load, unload, open, close or handle boxes, crates, containers, building materials, refuse, garbage cans, motor vehicles, or similar objects between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the following day as to create a noise disturbance across a residential real property boundary or within a noise sensitive area.

Construction or repairing of buildings. The erection (including excavation), demolition, alteration or repair of any building other than between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on week days, except in case of urgent necessity in the interest of public health and safety, and then only with a permit from the building official, which permit may be granted for a period not to exceed three days or less while the emergency continues and which permit may be renewed for periods of three days or less while the emergency continues.

If the building official should determine that the public health and safety will not be impaired by the erection, demolition, alteration or repair of any building or the excavation of streets and highways within the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., and if he shall further determine that loss or inconvenience would result to any party in interest if such work were to be prohibited, he may grant permission for such work to be done within the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., upon application being made at the time the permit for the work is awarded or during the progress of the work.

(9) Schools, courts, churches, hospitals. The creation of any excessive noise on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church or court which the same are in use, or adjacent to any hospital which unreasonably interferes with the workings of such institution, or which disturbs or unduly annoys patients in the hospital, provided conspicuous signs are displayed in such streets indicating that the same is a school, hospital or court street.

(10) Pile drivers, hammers, etc. The operation between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. of any pile driver, steam shovel, pneumatic hammer, derrick, steam or electric hoist or other appliance, the use of which is attended by loud or unusual noise.
(Ord. of 11-20-90, III)

Sec. 38-104. - Exceptions.
The provisions of this article shall not apply to:
The emission of sound for the purpose of alerting persons to the existence of an emergency.
The emission of sound in the performance of emergency work.
Agricultural activities, exclusive of those involving the ownership or possession of animals or birds.
Rail and air transportation and public mass transportation vehicles.
Church or clock carillons, bells or chimes.
The emission of sound in the discharge of weapons or in fireworks displays for which a permit has been issued.
Emergency work or repair work by governmental entries and public initiative.
The emission of sound in sounding the car horn by a mobile telephone
Cooperation. Permit holder(s) shall agree to cooperate with the city police department in enforcing the Noise Ordinance [this article] by having the signer(s) of the permit available at the site of the event during the entire time period for which a permit has been issued and capable of assisting the police in enforcing the Noise Ordinance.

Section 38-105 conditions apply to this topic.
(http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590)

Generally, persons shall be exempt from provision of section 38-103 (http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590) upon obtaining a “permit to exceed” from the City of Statesboro.

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The Police Chief may require, but shall not be limited to, the following conditions:
No sound speakers shall be set up more than ten feet off the ground.

That permit holders change the arrangement of the amplifying equipment or sound instruments upon the request of the city police department so as to minimize the disturbance to others resulting from the position or orientation of the amplifying equipment;

Adequate provisions to insure the proper cleanup of any litter resulting from the event for which the permit to exceed was obtained;

If over 50 people attend the event for which the permit to exceed was obtained, adequate private security shall be provided for the purpose of crowd and traffic control. The adequacy of such private security shall be determined by the city police department.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall upon conviction be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of no less than $50.00 or imprisoned for not less than ten days. Each and every day a violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense.

Business License:

No business license is required for a film/TV/music video production which has temporary offices and presence in the community and which has received an authorization or permit to conduct filming, TV or music video production.

Business/ Residents Affected by Filming: [Official Website for this Policy]

Contact business/property owners to obtain permission to use their or nearby property for filming. Compensation may be needed; contact residents and businesses in writing; recommended use of location release forms for each property used

Where an event is to be conducted on, over, upon, or burdening public properties, or employing the facilities thereon, which is also to substantially involve or take place partly or wholly upon private property with the consent of the owner(s) thereof, such owner(s) or their authorized representatives must be identified in the application and proof of such consent provided for the event.

Local ordinance Sec. 70-64. - Interference with a business unlawful
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It shall be unlawful for any person, acting alone or in concert with one or more other persons, by the use of force, intimidation, violence or threats thereof or by the doing of any act tending to cause a disturbance of the public peace, to prevent or attempt to prevent any individual from doing or transacting business or trading with or buying from or selling to any licensed business, trade or profession in the city or any person engaged in any such licensed business, trade or profession or from accepting or refusing business from any such licensed business, trade or profession or from entering or leaving any place of such licensed business, trade or profession

Environmental – within first 25’ of state waters: [Official Website for this Policy]

If there is any encroachment of riparian buffers, a separate permit or variance may be required. If this encroachment occurs within the first 25’ of state waters, the Watershed Protection Branch of the Environmental Protection Division (DNR) must grant a buffer variance.

An application may be requested by calling 404.675.6240 or downloaded at: http://www.gaepd.org/Documents/epdforms_wpb.html#erosion

See ordinance guidance and restrictions of land disturbance at the following site:
http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590 (ordinance reference 38-125)

Environmental – within second 25’ of state waters: [Official Website for this Policy]

See ordinance guidance and restrictions of land disturbance at the following site:
http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590

(ordinance reference 38-125)

External Lighting:

Lighting for filming, both during daylight and nighttime hours, should be oriented away from neighboring residences wherever possible and should not interfere with the safe movement of traffic. The site shall have floodlighting for any parking areas.

Describe if artificial lighting will be deployed and, if so, a description of what equipment will be used, sufficient to allow the permitting officials to evaluate the planned use.

External Security Provided:

Production companies may provide their own security personnel who are registered with the community and clearly identified as Security.

Off duty Police Officers may be arranged to provide security. There is a 4 hour minimum use of Police Officers.

List the name, permanent street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers where the persons responsible for this topic may be reached before, during and after the proposed event, and fax number and e-mail address if available

Fire/ EMS – Personnel / Apparatus on Set: [Official Website for this Policy]

Onsite personnel from FIRE/EMS are required for the following, but not limited to, list of activities: All activities involving stunts, pyrotechnics, explosions, fireworks, fire/open flame, use of explosive gasses.

Final determination will be based on the review of site plan and other planning information submitted by the applicant.

Applicant to describe use of personnel and equipment and if applicant is providing those themselves or through a formal arrangement with community service organizations (fire, police, EMS, etc.)

List the name, permanent street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers where the persons responsible for this topic may be reached before, during and after the proposed event, and fax number and e-mail address if available

A determination of what staffing and apparatus will be required for activities such as stunts, pyrotechnics, explosions, fireworks, fire/open flame, and use of explosive gasses will be determined on a case by case basis. Standard staffing levels shall apply to all equipment. Personnel shall be paid at cost (actual wages). Apparatus per diem rates are as follows: Class A pumper $500, Brush Truck $100, ALS Ambulance $300, and Aerial Ladder $500.

Sec. 38-73. - Permit; filing and contents of site plan. Persons proposing development, construction or land-disturbing activity shall file an application and a site plan with the city engineer which conforms to the standards set out in this article

Fire/EMS – inspections of buildings/sets: [Official Website for this Policy]

Fire Approval is required for all temporary buildings/sets, tents, banners used in conjunction with filming.

A permit is required for Set Construction.

Section 70-61 governs this topic.

Food / Catering: [Official Website for this Policy]

If food is being prepared on site for the film production, (County) Department of Environmental Health must be contacted for approval, Catered and/or pre-packaged food is not subject to this provision. Approval for onsite food preparation may require additional approval time.

Catered meals must be provided by a caterer or restaurant possessing a valid Georgia food service permit. Mobile units providing prepackaged foods must be permitted by the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Anyone seeking to prepare and serve food on site must contact the Bulloch County Office of Environmental Health for information on obtaining a temporary food service permit

Bulloch County Environmental Health
1 W. Altman Street, Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Telephone: (912) 764-5969
Fax: (912) 489-1753

Govt Property Used – Community : [Official Website for this Policy]

Prior approval for use of Government City property is required and is subject to the other terms of the Community’s policies

Prior approval by the Police Chief is required for use of City Government property and Community Law Enforcement must be present on the property during use, at the user’s expense. Once plan is submitted, the Law Enforcement Department will determine the number of officers needed, and the associated cost. The cities should be contacted directly regarding the use of city government property within County.

Additionally, Public Safety Director must approve any use of public space and facilities (local ordinance Section 70-61)

Govt Property Used – County Schools: [Official Website for this Policy]

Public Safety Director must approve any use of public space and facilities

Section 70-61 governs this topic.

Bulloch County School Board must also provide approval to use County School Property.

Superintendent's Office
William James Educational Complex
150 Williams Road, Suite A, Statesboro, GA 30458
Office: 912-212-8505
Fax: 912-764-8436

Charles Wilson, CPA, MBA
Superintendent of Schools
cwilson@bulloch.k12.ga.us

Mary Henley
Administrative Assistant
Superintendent
mhenley@bulloch.k12.ga.us

Govt Property Used – National Parks: [Official Website for this Policy]

Separate application and permission to National Parks property must be obtained from Park Service. Site below describes process and rules.

Govt Property Used – Natural Resources:

Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites is not a centralized process and each location you might be interested in would require a separate request to that site manager. If you are thinking of a major project involving multiple locations or large crews and multiple shoot dates, Sally Winchester would get involved as a liaison between the park manager/region manager and the production company.

Sally Winchester, Marketing and Customer Relations Manager
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Suite 1354 East Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
404-656-0559
Sally Winchester [Sally.Winchester@dnr.state.ga.us]

Govt Property Used – State Property (Including Universities/Colleges):

State agencies approve use of these facilities

Insurance:

Certificate of Insurance Requirements
• Comprehensive general public liability insurance coverage from an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Georgia and acceptable to County with a coverage limit of not less than $1M.
• Automobile liability insurance coverage (if using automobiles) must have a limit of $500K Combined Single Limit Bodily Injury/$700K Bodily Injury Aggregate/$50K Property Damage
• Insurance Coverage for any damage to a county structure (in the event a county structure is used) shall have a limit of not less than $50K.

This coverage may be carried in a separate policy or included in the comprehensive general liability policy.

• County must be included as a certificate holder and named as additional insured.

**Additional coverage as deemed necessary by the county risk management department may be required.

(Higher degrees of risk such as airplanes, jets, pyrotechnics, etc. may require a higher limit such as $5M GL)

Law Enforcement Use:

Law enforcement onsite is required whenever the following are used in filming (other conditions may apply):
- Traffic/ road closures
- When filming represents use of law enforcement, military or other agencies of the local/state/federal government
- Use of gunfire (real or simulated)
- Use of explosions or similar special effects
- Once plan is submitted, the Police Department will determine the number of officers needed, and the associated cost.

Parking - General: [Official Website for this Policy]

a. No equipment, vehicle, display or other film activity shall block access to a public facility such as a telephone booth, mailbox, parking meter, fire hydrant, traffic control box, driveway or other access point

b Written notification must be provided to surrounding property owners and written approval from property owners must be obtained when private property is being used.

It is unlawful to park in “no parking zones”, “limited parking zones” unless exception is granted in writing by the Community Public Safety Director.

Sec. 78-5. - Parking time limit for trucks in inner fire zone.
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No truck carrying as cargo such articles as gasoline, kerosene, rosin, turpentine, lumber, logs, cotton and other similar articles shall park on the streets of the city in the inner fire zone for a longer period than 60 minutes, but such trucks shall make a continuous direct passage through such section of the city; nor shall any truck of any capacity, and used for any purpose, occupy or use any parking space in the inner fire zone for a longer period than 60 minutes unless the truck is a small pickup truck that does not occupy more than one parking space as designated and indicated on the streets in the zone affected.

Sec. 78-6. - Parking for purpose of loading or unloading merchandise.
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(a) No truck or other vehicle hauling merchandise will be allowed to park on the main streets of the city for the purpose of loading or unloading without first obtaining permission of the police department and police supervision of traffic around the loading or unloading vehicle.

(b) All operators of vehicles wishing to load or unload on the main streets of the city or on a street not specifically designated as an alley must notify the police department of the intention to park or load or unload, and shall have provided police supervision and traffic control around the parked vehicle.

Sec. 78-8. - Obstruction of streets by railroad trains.
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No railroad shall obstruct any street of the city with its cars or engines for more than a period of five minutes; provided, however, that this restriction shall not apply to trains while in motion.

Section 2203.3. - Parking and storage of certain vehicles in residential zones prohibited.

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In districts zoned for residential use, no person shall park or store any vehicle over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or 24 feet in length except for the purpose of loading or unloading such vehicle. The loading or unloading of such vehicle shall be done within a reasonable time but not to exceed 48 hours. No truck body, trailer, or truck tractor, or part thereof may be parked or stored within the districts herein described unless specifically authorized by this ordinance. Recreational vehicles, motor homes, campers, boat trailers, and similar vehicles used solely for noncommercial or personal recreation use shall not come within this prohibition if such vehicle is parked or stored within a garage or enclosed area, or within the rear yard of a lot not closer than five feet to any lot line.

Parking – Base Camp:

Describe proposed parking staging area including catering and equipment placement. Include all public parking areas to be occupied by production vehicles.

Parking – Cast, Crew, Extras:

All parking for cast, crew, extras and other nonessential vehicles shall be provided in off street lots unless otherwise approved by the community officials.

Parking – Equipment and Suppliers:

All parking for equipment and suppliers and other nonessential vehicles shall be provided in off street lots unless otherwise approved by the community officials.

Parks and Recreation: [Official Website for this Policy]

Describe whether the event will require that the public spaces or facilities to be used or burdened, or the routes and means of access thereto and therefrom, be temporarily diverted from their dedicated or customary uses, or the public or private users thereof be diverted or excluded from, or limited in their use or enjoyment of, or their access to or through, said spaces or facilities, before, during or after the event

Permitting – General : [Official Website for this Policy]

Municipal code section 70-61 govern many general permitting policies within the City. (http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590)

Other topics and references:
Streets/Sidewalks and other public places (Section 70-1) http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590

Unlawful signs (Section 70-38) http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590
Environmental issues (Section 38-73)

With no less than 10 days prior to an event, the person or persons associated, in fact, whether or not a legally recognized entity, who wish to conduct an event requiring a permit, as set forth herein, shall apply to the permitting officer(s) for such a permit.

Use of FLIPSFilm will suffice for such an application.

Untimely permit applications will be considered and may be granted if reasonably practicable and if appropriate under other provisions of this article, but in such case the time limits for appeal of a denial shall remain the same.

Approval decisions will be provided to the applicant in writing, whether approved as requested, additional information needed or denial of the application.

If the permit is denied, the permitting officer shall provide the applicant in writing a statement of the reasons why the application is not granted. First class mail or other notification means will be used to the address provided by applicant, postmarked no more than five days after receipt of the fully completed, executed, and filed application.

If conditionally approved through use of FLIPSFilm, applicant will be required within (3) business days any remaining fees, documents or additional information required by community to grant final approval for permit.

Permit required. No person shall, without first being permitted by the permitting officials after application made according to the requirements set out hereinafter:

(1) Conduct a public assembly, meeting, march, parade, demonstration, or other like event, either fixed or processional
a. In any city park or square involving 50 or more attendees or participants, or
b. Utilizing any city building or structure, or
c. Utilizing any city baseball/softball field or tennis court, or
d. Utilizing any city property in a manner which has the effect, intent, purpose or substantial likelihood of obstructing motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic; or

(2) Circulate or distribute any leaflets, handbills, notices, pamphlets, books, documents, or papers of any kind in any indoor public facility of the City of Statesboro, except during those events regulated or sponsored by the City of Statesboro or in such areas as will be designated by posted signage as approved for distribution of literature (such area will be designated by the city manager for the city hall facility at 50 East Main Street within 20 days of adoption of this ordinance), such distribution not to occur inside any room during a meeting nor at anytime so as to impede ingress to or egress from any interior space; or

(3) Bring, land or cause to ascend or descend or alight any airplane, helicopter, flying machine, balloon, parachute, or other apparatus for aviation on, over, or upon the public properties of the City of Statesboro, or facilities thereon; or

(4) Bring any non-domestic (e.g., any of the following would be considered non-domestic: poisonous, exotic, dangerous, feral, or farm animals) on, over, or upon the public properties of the City of Statesboro, or facilities thereon; or

(5) Station or erect any building, stand, bandstand, stage, tower, scaffold, sound stage, platform, rostrum or other structure on, over or upon the public properties of the City of Statesboro; or

(6) Create or emit any electronically amplified sound (except from a radio, recorder or other device which is possessed and used by an individual for his/her own enjoyment and is operated in such a manner so as to not interfere with the use and enjoyment by any other person); or

(7) Conduct any exhibit, fair, or circus over, or upon the public properties of the City of Statesboro; or station or use any electrical or electronic device or equipment that would require outdoor auxiliary power.

(2) The City of Statesboro Police Department shall have the authority to terminate the event at any time or prevent its initiation should any consideration or combination of considerations enumerated herein as a ground for denial of a permit arise or first become apparent to the City of Statesboro Police Department after the grant of a permit. If an event is terminated pursuant to this subsection, the permit shall be permanently revoked.

(3) If in preparation for or after the start of an event for which a permit has been issued, participants in said event violate the terms of the permit, or deviate in material fashion from the plan submitted in application for the permit, or violate any laws of the United States, State of Georgia or the City of Statesboro, the police department shall have the authority to terminate the event at any time or prevent its initiation. If an event is terminated pursuant to this subsection, the permit shall be permanently revoked. For purpose of this subsection (c), exceeding the number of projected attendees/participants shall not be considered a material deviation unless the number present exceeds the stated life safety or fire related capacity for an interior space or the maximum number of persons allowed for an exterior space as stated in the permit.

(4) It shall be unlawful for any person to violate the terms of the permit or to deviate from the plan submitted in the application for the permit.

(5) It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons who have been permitted to conduct an event to remain on the permitted location or facility, after an event, permitted or otherwise, has been terminated pursuant to this section.

Sanitation: [Official Website for this Policy]

All sanitation facilities must comply with Dept of Human Resources, Public Health

RULES OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER 290-5-59
SPECIAL ONSITE SEWAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

(see County Environmental Health website for full descriptions and policies) (website listed)

NOTE: Separate permits and approvals are required from Dept of Environmental Health! Please print the referenced Health Dept application
Use/Manual/SectionO_Appendix1.pdf

Bulloch Co. Health Dept.
Nurse Manager - Toni Flatman, MSN
Environmental Health County Manager - Brad Wiggins, MSPH
1 W. Altman St.
PO Box 2009
Statesboro, GA 30458-5212
912-764-3800
FAX: 912-871-1901
Env. Hlth. 912-764-5969
E.H FAX: 912-489-1753
Hours of operation:
8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday

Additional regulations and policies:
List the name, permanent street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers where the persons responsible for this topic may be reached before, during and after the proposed event, and fax number and e-mail address if available

Sec. 82-96. - Unsanitary deposits prohibited.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to place, deposit or permit to be deposited in any unsanitary manner on public or private property within the city, or in any area under the jurisdiction of the city, any human or animal excrement, garbage or other objectionable waste.

Sec. 82-97. - Discharge of polluted water to natural outlet.
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It shall be unlawful to discharge to any natural outlet within the city or in any area under the jurisdiction of the city any sewage or other polluted waters, except where suitable treatment has been provided in accordance with the provisions of this article

Signs and Banners:

Applicant will describe use of any sign, display, flag, placard, or banner larger than two feet by three feet or using any wooden, metal, or hard plastic material, support or other component.

Temporary signage used in filming (such as small directional signs) may be placed in rights of way with permission from community or Georgia Department of Transportation.

List the name, permanent street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers where the persons responsible for this topic may be reached before, during and after the proposed event, and fax number and e-mail address if available.

Sec. 70-38. - Permit required; unlawful signs.
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The following conduct is hereby declared to be unlawful and in violation of this Code:

(1)It shall be unlawful for any person, without a permit issued by the city, to purposely or recklessly obstruct any public road, street, sidewalk or other public passage in such a way as to render it impassable to the public without unreasonable inconvenience or hazard, when such person fails or refuses to remove the obstruction after receiving an official request from the city or the order of a police officer that he do so within a specified period of time.

(2) It shall be unlawful for any person, without a permit issued by the city, to purposely or recklessly excavate or alter the surface, shoulders or sides of any public road, street, sidewalk or other public passage.

(3) It shall be unlawful for any person to erect or cause to be erected within the right-of-way of any public road, street, sidewalk or public passage any sign, notice, warning or symbol designed or intended to discourage the use of such public passage by the public.

All signage must be removed by film production crew and information must be provided for the person responsible for removing signs (name, phone, email)

No modification of any street sign, street light, traffic signal or other traffic control device shall be permitted without written approval from the Public Works Director or his/her designee.

Regulation of Signs by Type: (Municipal Code Section 1506) http://library.municode.com/index.aspx?clientId=12590

Temporary signs and banners. Permits for temporary signs or banners on private property, excluding standard informational signs on a residential property, shall be allowed upon issuance of a temporary sign permit, which shall be subject to the application procedures required by section 1503 of this ordinance and the following additional requirements:

1. The application shall specifically describe the sign and device as to construction and/or composition and location on the property.

2. A temporary sign permit shall be permitted for a period of up to 30 days
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3. No more than three permits shall be issued for a property in any calendar year, except that no temporary sign permits may be issued for a "residence on an individual lot" as defined within Table 3 of this article.

4. Permitted temporary signs or banners shall adhere to the applicable standards of this ordinance which would otherwise apply to a sign intended to be erected on a permanent basis including, but not limited to size, height, setback, placement on a building elevations, etc.

5 Permitted temporary signs or banners shall not include any illumination or any feature or characteristic which would also meet the definition of a changeable copy sign.

6. Permitted temporary signs or banners shall pose no significant threat to person or property in the event of inclement weather.

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No signs shall be allowed within the public right-of-way or other public property, except for the following:
1. Public signs erected by or on behalf of a governmental body that exercises jurisdiction over that right-of-way.
2. Information signs of a public utility regarding its poles, lines, pipes, or facilities.
3. Emergency warning signs erected by a governmental body, a public utility company or a contractor doing authorized or permitted work within the public right-of-way.
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Any sign erected or installed on any type of public property in violation of this section shall be forfeited to the public and subject to confiscation and removal by the city without notice. In addition to other remedies provided by this article, the city shall have the right to recover from the owner or person posting such sign the full cost of removal and disposal of the sign.

Section 1508. - Prohibited signs.
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The following types of signs are prohibited in all zoning districts of Statesboro:
1. Animated signs.

2. Beacons.

3. Signs attached to, drawn or painted on trees, rocks, or utility poles.

4. Air and gas filled devices.

5. Strings of light not permanently mounted to a rigid background.

6. Fluttering ribbons or pennants (excluding flags permitted under section 1506 A. or banners permitted on a temporary basis under section 1506 E.).

7. No sign shall be constructed, erected or maintained that uses the words, "Stop," "Emergency" or "Danger," or uses emergency colors of red, blue or amber, in such a manner as to imply danger or emergency, or which is a copy or imitation of an official traffic-control sign or device.

8. Roof signs, except on the facings of mansard roofs where the slope of the roof does not terminate in a unified ridge line, and when no other space is available for the mounting of signs. Supports for roof signs on such mansard roofs shall be attached to the structural supports of the roof, and shall not project above the peak of the roof.

9. Illuminated signs from which direct rays of light are projected onto a lot other than on the lot where the illumination occurs.

10. Signs displaying any obscene message or obscenity as defined by U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

11. Spectacular signs or devices.

Billboards. Section 1511.
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A.General. All signs located on sites abutting or visible from the right-of-way of roads in the state highway system shall meet all federal and state requirements necessary to obtain a permit. In the event that the provisions of this ordinance for the City of Statesboro are more restrictive than the provisions of state and federal law, then this ordinance [article] shall prevail and control.

Billboards shall be permitted only in Sign District 2 as established in subsection 1509 A.2 of this ordinance [article].

Section 1512. - Design, construction, and maintenance. (Permanent Signs)
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A. All signs shall be designed, constructed, and maintained in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Standard Building Code and National Electrical Code as adopted by the city. All signs must be designed to withstand winds of 105 miles per hour.

B. With the exception of temporary, special event or spectacular and window signs, all signs shall be constructed of permanent materials and permanently attached to the ground, building or any other structure.

C. All signs shall be maintained in good structural condition, aesthetically pleasing in appearance, and in compliance with all building and electrical codes. The following are some examples of deficiencies which reflect a lack of care: rust spots; loose boards; paint or lettering faded; paint chipping or peeling; lights not working or burned out; colored or transparent panels used with backlighting which are missing, broken, faded or damaged; inspection plates loose or missing; or overall sign appearance not consistent with the other signs in the general area.

Site Plans:

Submit site plan of location including location of any structures to be used, access points, signage, parking, etc. , no larger in size than 11 inches by 17 inches, with dimensions (distances in feet) of the activity's location from each site(s) property lines and other minimum distance requirements as specified by this section shall be submitted for approval. Said drawing shall also depict north arrow, curb cuts and traffic patterns, and address numbers of locations to be used.

Electronic submission in PDF format to Community Contact is allowed.

Site Plan(s) must be provided for traffic/street/alley/sidewalk use; food/sanitation/parking and stunts/special effects

Special Effects - Aerial:

Fire/EMS personnel may be required onsite

Federal regulations apply. If cranes are being used for filming, contact the Georgia air traffic state technician for information, 310.725.6591, http://oeaaa.faa.gov

The requirements for filing with the Federal Aviation Administration for proposed structures vary based on a number of factors: height, proximity to an airport, location, and frequencies emitted from the structure, etc. For more details, please reference CFR Title 14 Part 77.9.

You must file with the FAA at least 45 days prior to construction if:
• your structure will exceed 200ft above ground level
• your structure will be in proximity to an airport and will exceed the slope ratio
• your structure involves construction of a traverseway (i.e. highway, railroad, waterway etc...)
• your structure will emit frequencies, and does not meet the conditions of the FAA Co-location Policy
• your structure will be in an instrument approach area and might exceed part 77 Subpart C
• your structure will be on an airport or heliport

If lasers, high-intensity lights or fireworks are being employed, contact Operations Support at the ATO Eastern Service Center, 404.305.5598, for information related to request and approval processes.

An outdoor laser light show/demonstration is considered to be a laser product by the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and, if the irradiance is greater than 5 miliwatts per square centimeter, the demonstration requires a variance to Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Section 1040.11c. The variance (issued by the CDRH) requires the laser user to notify the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the proposed laser operation and resolve any objections that the FAA may have.

To notify the FAA, use FAA Form 7140-1, Notice of Proposed Outdoor Laser Operation(s) (PDF). This is a 2-page form. The first page asks for general information. The second page is a Laser Configuration Worksheet that should be completed for each individual laser. Further information may be found in FAA Advisory Circular AC 70-1, Outdoor Laser Operations (PDF).

If aerial stunts are being performed of any kind, contact the Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) at 404.474.5100. Federal aviation regulations pertain to stunt activity outside of the aircraft as well as the maneuverability of the aircraft itself, including low-flying maneuvers. Some stunts may require a temporary flight restriction (TFR).

Special Effects - Construction:

Fire inspection is required for any construction used in filming. This includes temporary static structures such as stages, bleachers, canopies, stands, towers, scaffolds, platforms, rostrums, podiums, portable toilets or other temporary static structures which will be constructed or employed.

Special Effects – Explosions:

Sec. 38-102. - Prohibited generally.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others, within the limits of the city.

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Exceptions to these (the emission of sound in the discharge of weapons or in fireworks displays for which a permit has been issued) or other exceptions may be granted with permission from community officials.

EMS personnel are required on site for productions with stunts being performed

Fire Dept and County Probate Court Judge approval is needed for Pyrotechnics permit approval.

Notice to County/City/State agencies if blasting within or in proximity of Rights of Way

State Environmental Protection Agency may need to be contacted for approval for explosions. Contact Kevin Chambers, Communications Director, GA. Department of Natural Resources 404 651 7970 or Kevin.chambers@dnr.state.ga.us

Special Effects – Explosive Gasses:

Fire/EMS personnel are required onsite for productions involving explosive gasses (propane, etc)

Special Effects – Gunfire and Firearms: [Official Website for this Policy]

Law Enforcement presence is required during any use of gunfire/firearms usage, real or simulated.

Sec. 58-3. - Discharge of firearms
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It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot any gun within 200 yards of any dwelling, store or other occupied house except in defense of person or property.

Sec. 38-102. - Prohibited generally.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue, or cause to be made or continued any excessive, unnecessary or unusually loud noise or any noise which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace or safety of others, within the limits of the city.

Sec. 38-104. - Exceptions.
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The provisions of this article shall not apply to:
(6)The emission of sound in the discharge of weapons or in fireworks displays for which a permit has been issued

Sec. 38-105. - Permit to exceed.
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Generally. A person or persons shall be exempt from the provisions of section 38-103 hereof, upon obtaining a "permit to exceed" from the city.

b) Action by the Public Safety Director. The Public Safety Director or his/her designee shall act upon all applications for permits to exceed. In considering and acting upon such application, the Public Safety Director shall consider, but shall not be limited to, the following: (1) The nature of the requested activity;

County Police, Fire/EMS and E-911 shall be notified if firearms are to be discharged. Once the plan is submitted, County Public Safety agencies shall determine whether their presence is needed on site, at which time they will determine the number of officers/EMTs required, and the associated cost.

Special Effects – Open Flame, Candle, Sparks, Cooking on site:

Fire/EMS personnel may be required onsite for productions involving open flame, campfires, sparks, cooking on site.

Fire Department approval is needed for all outdoor burning. A determination of what, if any, staffing and apparatus will be required for activities such as stunts, pyrotechnics, explosions, fireworks, fire/open flame, and use of explosive gasses will be determined on a case by case basis.

Standard Staffing levels shall apply to all equipment. Personnel shall be paid at cost (actual wages). Apparatus per diem rates are as follows: Class A pumper $500, Brush Truck $100, ALS Ambulance $300, and Aerial Ladder $500. E-911 shall also be notified.

Special Effects – Pyrotechnics and Fireworks: [Official Website for this Policy]

Fire/EMS personnel are required onsite for productions involving pyrotechnics/fireworks

Additional permit from Fire Marshall and Probate Court is required – separate application and process to be used.

Obtain form from following website:

http://www.gaprobate.org/forms_word.php

Application for Permit to Conduct Public Fireworks Display

31. Application for Permit to Conduct Public Fireworks Display

I. Specific Instructions.

1. This form is to be used for any time there will be a Fireworks Display pursuant to O.C.G.A. 25-10-4.

2. The form is to be completed by the person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership desiring to conduct a public exhibition or display of fireworks and filed in the probate court of the county in which the exhibition or display is to be held, no less than ten (10) days prior to the date of the proposed display.

3. The permit must contain the license number issued by the Safety Fire Commissioner for the person, firm, corporation, association, or partnership that will cause the combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation of pyrotechnics at the exhibition or display.

4. The application must be accompanied by a bond of no less than $10,000.00 or such amount as the Probate Judge requires, if greater, or in the alternative, evidence that the applicant carries liability insurance in the amount of not less than $25,000.00 for each person and $50,000.00 for each accident and property damage no less than $25,000.00 for each accident and $50,000.00 aggregate, or such policy limits greater if the Probate Judge so requires, with an insurance company duly licensed by the Commissioner of Insurance. The bond or insurance certificate must name the permitting county’s Board of Commissioners as a named insured for the specific event for which the application is made.

5. Notice shall be sent to the Fire Department or Department of Public Safety that will provide the fire protection services during the display who may object or waive further notice.

6. The local fire official responsible for the area where the display will be held will make a determination of whether or not the site for the display meets his or her approval and is in compliance with all applicable codes and, if so determined, shall issue a certification that shall be returned to the probate court of such county.

7. The judge of the probate court shall receive $25.00 for his or her services in granting or refusing the original permit and $1.00 for each copy issued, to be paid by the applicant pursuant to O.C.G.A 15-9-60 (k) (11) .

8. The judge of the probate court shall provide the Safety Fire Commissioner a copy of each permit granted prior to the proposed date of the exhibition or display.

9. No permit shall be granted unless the applicant has met all the requirements of and is in full compliance with the rules and regulations promulgated by the Safety Fire Commissioner pursuant to O.C.G.A. 25-10-4 and the display shall be of such character as to not be hazardous to persons or property.

II. General Instructions.

General instructions applicable to all Georgia probate court standard forms appear in Volume 255 of the Georgia Reports and are available in each probate court.

Special Effects – Simulated use of Law Enforcement or Military:

Law Enforcement presence is required during any use of simulation of Law Enforcement or Military

Special Effects – Use of Vehicles (Chase Scenes, etc.):

Fire/EMS and Law Enforcement personnel are required onsite for productions involving special effects using vehicles, especially chase scenes or similar activity.

Temporary Water Use – Fire Hydrants: [Official Website for this Policy]

Approval for use of water hydrants must be obtained from City of Statesboro and are subject to regulations as described below in Municipal Code

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Sec. 38-31. - Places permitting water to drain on public property or property of another.
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Any place, whether a place of business or not, that allows water to escape and pond, run through or collect on the premises of another, or to collect, pond or run through any of the streets, alleys or other property of the city, is hereby declared a public nuisance.

Sec. 82-1. - Damaging or tampering with facilities or service; unlawful diversion of service.
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a) It shall be unlawful for any person intentionally and without authority to injure or destroy any meter, pipe, conduit, wire, line, post, lamp or other apparatus belonging to a company or to any municipality or other political subdivision engaged in the manufacture or sale of electricity, gas, water, telephone or other public services, or intentionally and without authority to prevent a meter from properly registering the quantity of such service supplied, or in any way to interfere with the proper action of such company or any municipality or political subdivision, or intentionally to divert any services of such company, municipality or political subdivision or otherwise intentionally and without authority to use or cause to be used, without the consent of such company, municipality or political subdivision, any service manufactured, sold or distributed by such company, municipality or political subdivision.

Sec. 82-3. - Taking water without authority.
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It shall be unlawful for any person to install any hydrant, faucet or other device for the purpose of taking water from the city's mains, pipes or supplies without first obtaining a permit therefor from the proper authority.

Sec. 82-4. - Access to utility and hydrants.
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No person using city utilities nor owner of property on which utility meters or fire hydrants are situated shall place or maintain any obstruction to access to any meter or hydrant by city personnel. No tree, shrub or other vegetation nor any ornamental structure shall be placed within six feet of any city water or gas meter or fire hydrant after July 1, 1995. Any tree, shrub or vegetation in place as of July 1, 1995, shall be trimmed and maintained so that no portion of the growth or vegetation is closer than two feet of any portion of a city gas or water meter or fire hydrant. A violation of this section shall result in a fine not to exceed $100.00. Further, in the event this section is violated, the city may remove, trim or otherwise restrict the obstruction to a point of compliance with this section. The cost of removal of any obstruction of access shall be accessed against the utility consumer and added to the next month's gas or water bill.

Tents: [Official Website for this Policy]

Use of tents is regulated by Municipal code section 2109 (temporary nonconforming use)
Section 2109. - Temporary nonconforming use.
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A temporary nonconforming use, which will benefit the public health or welfare or promote proper development of a district in conformity with the intent of this ordinance, may be permitted for a period of not more than one month, on the approval of the board of appeals, but any such use to be permitted for a longer period shall require a public hearing thereon, after which a board of appeals certificate may be issued for a period not exceeding one year in any case.

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Tent permits and use requirements are required by the 2006 International Fire Code, Section 105.6.43 for all temporary membrane structure or tent having an area in excess of 200 square feet or canopy in excess of 400 square feet.

An inspection shall be required before the tent is occupied. The following list of requirements apply:

Site Plan required, showing:
• Tent dimensions
• Show fire lane on at least one side of the tent
• Location of nearest fire hydrant
• Location of nearest vehicle parking with distance specified
• Location of nearest building with distance specified
• Planned layout under the tents; exit path widths, seating, display items, etc.
• Location of fire extinguishers for the tent
• A note shall be on the submitted plan stating “NO SMOKING” sign shall be posted on site.
• A note shall be on the submitted plan stating “no smoking, no fireworks, no open flame devices or fire will be used within the tent/canopy”.
• A note on the submitted plan stating a 2A-10BC Fire Extinguisher will be provided at the site.
• A certificate of flame retardant treatment by an acceptable testing laboratory shall be provided
• An approved site plan shall be kept at the site and available for the inspector when the tent inspection is conducted.

Exit signs are required, if the tent is occupied at night, use of self illuminated exit signs, and emergency lights (battery powered backup) are required in tents. (In case of power, generator failure).

Traffic Control: [Official Website for this Policy]

Public Safety Director approval is required for any traffic-affecting activity (full or partial street closure, use of alleys/sidewalks)

List the name, permanent street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers where the persons responsible for this topic may be reached before, during and after the proposed event, and fax number and e-mail address if available

Event shall not block any street or intersection for more than one hour (at a time)

Sec. 70-1. - Obstructing streets or sidewalks—Generally.
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No person shall place any obstruction in or on any streets or sidewalks of the city so passage thereon is impeded, except as provided in this chapter.

Sec. 70-2. - Same—Permit; warning devices.

(a) Whenever it shall become absolutely necessary for any person to obstruct the streets or sidewalks or any part thereof, permission shall first be obtained from the city engineer.

(b) All areas where construction work is to be conducted shall have the necessary warning devices for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

County DOT will provide coordination of road closures in the county.

Compliance with MUTCD road closure signage is encouraged.

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Emergency vehicle access must be maintained at all times.

Property owners affected by blocked streets/alleys/sidewalks must be notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to filming at that location.

Describe whether the event will require that the public spaces or facilities to be used or burdened, or the routes and means of access thereto and therefrom, be temporarily diverted from their dedicated or customary uses, or the public or private users thereof be diverted or excluded from, or limited in their use or enjoyment of, or their access to or through, said spaces or facilities, before, during or after the event;

Once plan is submitted, the Police Department will determine whether officers are needed on site to direct traffic, the number of officers needed, and the associated cost.

E-911 shall also be notified.

Traffic Control - Sidewalk:

Public Safety Director approval is required for any traffic-affecting activity (full or partial street closure, use of alleys/sidewalks)

Describe whether the event will require that the public spaces or facilities to be used or burdened, or the routes and means of access thereto and therefrom, be temporarily diverted from their dedicated or customary uses, or the public or private users thereof be diverted or excluded from, or limited in their use or enjoyment of, or their access to or through, said spaces or facilities, before, during or after the event

Event shall not block any street or intersection for more than one hour (at a time)

Sec. 70-61. - Use of public spaces and facilities.
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(a) Permit required. No person shall, without first being permitted by the permitting officer, who shall be the Public Safety Director, after application made according to the requirements set out hereinafter:

(1) Conduct a public assembly, meeting, march, parade, demonstration, or other like event, either fixed or processional
a. In any city park or square involving 50 or more attendees or participants, or
b. Utilizing any city building or structure, or
c. Utilizing any city baseball/softball field or tennis court, or
d. Utilizing any city property in a manner which has the effect, intent, purpose or substantial likelihood of obstructing motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic;

Use of MUTDC standards for road closure notifications, barriers and traffic control devices is encouraged.

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/

Emergency vehicle access must be maintained at all times.

Property owners affected by blocked streets/alleys/sidewalks must be notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to filming at that location.

Once plan is submitted, the Police Department will determine whether officers are needed on site to direct traffic, the number of officers needed, and the associated cost.

Sec. 70-2. - Permit; warning devices.

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(a) Whenever it shall become absolutely necessary for any person to obstruct the streets or sidewalks or any part thereof, permission shall first be obtained from the city engineer.

(b) All areas where construction work is to be conducted shall have the necessary warning devices for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

E-911 shall also be notified.

Traffic Control – Alley: [Official Website for this Policy]

Public Safety Director approval is required for any traffic-affecting activity (full or partial street closure, use of alleys/sidewalks)

Describe whether the event will require that the public spaces or facilities to be used or burdened, or the routes and means of access thereto and therefrom, be temporarily diverted from their dedicated or customary uses, or the public or private users thereof be diverted or excluded from, or limited in their use or enjoyment of, or their access to or through, said spaces or facilities, before, during or after the event

Event shall not block any street or intersection for more than one hour (at a time)

Sec. 70-61. - Use of public spaces and facilities.

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(a) (a) Permit required. No person shall, without first being permitted by the permitting officer, who shall be the Public Safety Director, after application made according to the requirements set out hereinafter:

(1) Conduct a public assembly, meeting, march, parade, demonstration, or other like event, either fixed or processional
a. In any city park or square involving 50 or more attendees or participants, or
b. Utilizing any city building or structure, or
c. Utilizing any city baseball/softball field or tennis court, or
d. Utilizing any city property in a manner which has the effect, intent, purpose or substantial likelihood of obstructing motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic;

Use of MUTDC standards for road closure notifications, barriers and traffic control devices is encouraged.

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/

Emergency vehicle access must be maintained at all times.

Property owners affected by blocked streets/alleys/sidewalks must be notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to filming at that location.

Once plan is submitted, the Police Department will determine whether officers are needed on site to direct traffic, the number of officers needed, and the associated cost.

Sec. 70-2. - Permit; warning devices.
(a) Whenever it shall become absolutely necessary for any person to obstruct the streets or sidewalks or any part thereof, permission shall first be obtained from the city engineer.

(b) All areas where construction work is to be conducted shall have the necessary warning devices for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

E-911 shall also be notified.

Traffic Control – Full Street Closure: [Official Website for this Policy]

Public Safety Director approval is required for any traffic-affecting activity (full or partial street closure, use of alleys/sidewalks)

Describe whether the event will require that the public spaces or facilities to be used or burdened, or the routes and means of access thereto and therefrom, be temporarily diverted from their dedicated or customary uses, or the public or private users thereof be diverted or excluded from, or limited in their use or enjoyment of, or their access to or through, said spaces or facilities, before, during or after the event

Event shall not block any street or intersection for more than one hour (at a time)

Sec. 70-61. - Use of public spaces and facilities.
(a) Permit required. No person shall, without first being permitted by the permitting officer, who shall be the Public Safety Director, after application made according to the requirements set out hereinafter:
(1)
Conduct a public assembly, meeting, march, parade, demonstration, or other like event, either fixed or processional
a. In any city park or square involving 50 or more attendees or participants, or
b. Utilizing any city building or structure, or
c. Utilizing any city baseball/softball field or tennis court, or
d. Utilizing any city property in a manner which has the effect, intent, purpose or substantial likelihood of obstructing motor vehicle or pedestrian traffic;

County DOT will provide coordination of road closures in the county.
Use of MUTDC standards for road closure notifications, barriers and traffic control devices is encouraged.

http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/

Emergency vehicle access must be maintained at all times.

Property owners affected by blocked streets/alleys/sidewalks must be notified in writing at least 48 hours prior to filming at that location.

Once plan is submitted, the Police Department will determine whether officers are needed on site to direct traffic, the number of officers needed, and the associated cost.

Sec. 70-2. - Permit; warning devices.
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(a) Whenever it shall become absolutely necessary for any person to obstruct the streets or sidewalks or any part thereof, permission shall first be obtained from the city engineer.

(b) All areas where construction work is to be conducted shall have the necessary warning devices for the safety of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

E-911 shall also be notified

Trash / Recycling: [Official Website for this Policy]

Upon completion of production, all materials and debris must be entirely removed and the right of way left in a condition satisfactory to Community Code Enforcement and property owner(s).

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All refuse shall be placed and maintained in containers as specified in this article. All containers shall be maintained at all times with tight-fitting lids or covers. All garbage placed in containers for collection shall first be drained of all liquids, and shall be wrapped, bagged, or enclosed in paper or plastic material.

Production companies are responsible for cleaning and restoring locations used, including public and private lands to their original condition, with a minimum amount of noise and disruption.

All clean up and restoration shall be completed within 7 calendar days of completion of the permitted activities.

List the name, permanent street and mailing addresses, telephone numbers where the persons responsible for this topic may be reached before, during and after the proposed event, and fax number and e-mail address if available

Location of Recycling Centers:
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The following municipal code sections describe policies as they relate to the following topics:
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Sec. 66-44. - Injurious waste items.
Sec. 66-45. - Hazardous waste and building materials.
Sec. 66-48. - Cardboard box collection.
Sec. 66-49. - Yard trash, tree and shrubbery trimmings.
Sec. 66-50. - Felled trees.
Sec. 66-51. - Trees, shrubbery, branches, etc.
Sec. 66-53. - Leaves.
Sec. 66-55. - Prohibited activities

The following activities are hereby declared to be unlawful and in violation of this chapter:
1. Public streets and private property. No person shall place any accumulations of refuse, trash or other waste in any street, median strip, alley or other public place of travel, nor upon any private property, except with the written consent thereof and then only in accordance with the provisions of this article.

2. Blockage of drainage. At no time shall trash be placed in a manner as to obstruct drains, utility meters, walkways or streets. It shall be unlawful to use brooms, rakes, blowers or other sweeping, raking or debris removal tools or equipment so as to sweep, rake, blow or otherwise sediment or debris of any kind in or on city streets, walkways, drains, pipes or gutters. It shall be unlawful to place, accumulate or otherwise deposit any type of the aforementioned debris or material into a city drain, pipe, gutter or other draining conduit or receptacle.

3. Impairment of sight distance. At no time shall trash be placed in a manner as to obstruct or impair the sight distance of a driver or operator of a vehicle.

4. Unauthorized storage. Any accumulation of refuse or trash items on any lot, property, premises, public streets, alley or other public or private place not permitted by this article, is hereby declared to be a nuisance. Failure of owner or occupant to remove and correct any such accumulation of refuse after appropriate notice from the director shall raise the presumption that such person intended to violate this article.

5. Junk. It shall be unlawful for any person to place or leave outside any building or dwelling, except as specified in section 66-24, any dilapidated furniture, appliance, machinery equipment, building material, junked motor vehicle, tires or other items which are either in a partially used, wrecked, junked, dismantled or inoperative condition, and which are not completely enclosed within a building or dwelling.

6. Sweeping and blowing. It shall be unlawful to sweep or blow with a blower or other machinery, grass clippings, leaves and other debris onto a city sidewalk, street, or gutter.

7. Dumping. It shall be unlawful and in violation of this section to dump, place or leave bricks, blocks, rocks, lumber, asphalt, cement, concrete, concrete products or waste, roofing, sheetrock, leaves, limbs, bushes, trees, roots, dead animals, appliances, equipment, bedding, mattresses, furniture, fixtures, clothing, motors, engines' chemical wastes, industrial or commercial waste or rubbish, scrap metal, fence wire, vehicles or parts thereof, tires, building materials or supplies, and inorganic solid material of any type or kind except as authorized herein.

8. Fires. It shall be unlawful and in violation of this chapter to set any fire, to allow a fire to burn, or in any other way attempt to damage or destroy a refuse receptacle or collection containers provided by the city.

9.Container of another. It shall be unlawful and in violation of this chapter for any person to dump, place or leave any item at a garbage and/or solid waste collection area or in any collection container unless such person has permission of the owner and/or occupant of the premises on which the area or container is located.

10.Billboards.
a. It shall be unlawful for owners to fail to maintain billboards in a manner that prevents loose paper, bills and other litter and debris resulting from the use of such signs and billboards. Any such debris, loose papers, bills and other litter shall be removed by the owners or their agents immediately upon accumulation.

b.Any such item or items which remain on the property of the occupant for a period of 30 days after notice of violation of this article shall be presumed to be abandoned and subject to being removed from the property by the city without further notice. The city may charge the owner or occupant a fee for the cost of removing such item or items.

This section shall not apply to licensed junk dealers or currently licensed
establishments engaged in the repair, rebuilding, reconditioning, or salvaging of equipment or furniture.

11. Scavenging. No person other than the owner thereof or an agent or employee of the director shall disturb or interfere with any container used for the purpose of storing refuse pending its collection, remove any contents therefrom, or remove such container from its collection.

12. Blocked dumpster. It shall be unlawful and in violation of this chapter for any person to block or impair access to a dumpster or commercial collection container.

Sec. 66-93. - Industrial waste.
Industrial waste shall be collected, removed and disposed of by any factory, plant or enterprise creating or causing such waste

Sec. 66-94. - Hazardous waste.
No hazardous waste shall be placed in any receptacle used for collection of refuse by the city. All hazardous waste shall be collected, removed, and disposed of by the person or entity creating or causing such waste

Sec. 66-96. - Building materials.
The city shall not be responsible for the collecting preliminary to, during or subsequent to the construction of a new building, alteration or additions to an existing building or of any kind of construction of any and all refuse, trash, debris resulting therefrom as well as from demolition of existing structures. Such material shall be removed by the owner of the property or by the contractor.

Sec. 66-112. - Hypodermic instruments.
No person shall dispose of or discard any hypodermic needle or any instrument or device for making hypodermic injections before first breaking, disassembling, destroying or otherwise rendering inoperable and incapable of re-use, such hypodermic syringe, needle, instrument or device, and without safeguarding the disposal thereof, by securely placing in plastic container with a sealed lid so as to avoid the possibility of causing injury to the collection personnel or general public.

Sec. 66-134. - When use authorized; ownership of waste.
No person shall enter a disposal site except when an attendant is present and during the hours and days prescribed in this article. Only residents of or businesses with locations in the city or Bulloch County shall be allowed to use or dispose of waste at the disposal sites, and only waste generated within the city or county will be accepted

Sec. 66-135. - Classification of waste for disposal.

Sec. 66-136. - Permit required for private sites.
It shall be unlawful for any person to deposit or permit to be deposited on land under his ownership and control any refuse without first having obtained a disposal area permit as required by any regulation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency and the city.

Sec. 66-141. - Fire hazards prohibited.

(a) It shall be unlawful to place ashes within any building in any box, barrel or other wooden vessel or upon any wooden vessel or floor.

(b) It shall be unlawful to keep, maintain or permit to be kept on any premises within the city oily waste or oily rags unless, at all times when not actually in use, such oily waste and rags are kept in a metal can or container with a self-closing cover and riveted joints, standing on metal legs which raise the bottom of the container at least four inches above the floor.

(c) All owners or occupants of buildings are required to permit the chief or commander of the fire department or his designated agent to inspect or to have inspected their building or premises to determine compliance with subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

Use of Animals: [Official Website for this Policy]

Sec. 70-61. - Use of public spaces and facilities.

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(a) Permit required. No person shall, without first being permitted by the permitting officer, who shall be the Public Safety Director, after application made according to the requirements set out hereinafter

Sec. 10-4. - Livestock and fowl running at large prohibited; impoundment.
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Livestock running at large prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any hogs, cattle, horses, mules, goats, sheep or other livestock to run loose or at large on the streets, commons or unenclosed places within the corporate limits of the city.

Fowl running at large. No owner or keeper of any fowl within the corporate limits of the city shall permit such fowl to roam at large on the enclosed premises of another, or on any streets, public places or vacant lots in the city, and the police are hereby authorized and empowered to seize such fowl whenever they be found in the city and impound such fowl and dispose of them under the same rules and regulations as impounded cattle and hogs in the city are disposed of, provided that the party molested notify the owner or keeper of such molesting fowl either in writing or through the Public Safety Director.

Sec. 10-5. - Riding or driving horse in unsafe manner.
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person who shall drive or ride a horse at a fast and reckless pace on the streets of the city shall be guilty of disorderly conduct.

Sec. 10-38. - Running at large prohibited.
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It shall be unlawful for dogs to run at large in the city, and all owners, harborers and keepers of dogs are hereby required to keep dogs in a safe enclosure to prevent their running at large.

Sec. 10-41. - Muzzling of dangerous dogs.
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All dogs shall be muzzled by their owners if considered dangerous to others, or be securely confined by their owners upon their premises. Upon failure to comply with this section, it shall be the duty of the city to investigate and take up any and all dogs belonging to any and all persons violating this section, and report the matter to the mayor.

Sec. 10-42. - Noisy dogs.
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It shall be unlawful to keep within the city dogs which bark continuously or with such regularity so as to disturb the peace and tranquility of the people of the city.

List names/contact information for trainers/handlers or those otherwise directly responsible for animals; Production company is required to ensure location is free from animal waste, hay or other components used in conjunction with animals used in production.

The use of animals in any film or video production is subject the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA).

License and registration is required through the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

To request an application kit for licensing and registration purposes, call the USDA-APHIS -Animal Care eastern regional office at 919.855.7100 or access an on-line request form:
https://web01.aphis.usda.gov/ApplicationKit.nsf/application?OpenForm

Use of Child Actors under age of 16: [Official Website for this Policy]

State and federal laws apply.

Contact the Georgia Department of Labor concerning child labor entertainment employment: Child Labor Section, Atlanta, 404.232.3260

www.dol.state.ga.us and the U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, Atlanta, 404.893.4600

Use of Community Logos/ Identification: [Official Website for this Policy]

Use of community logo may not be used without written permission from City Manager

Vegetation:

Removal, cutting or trimming of vegetation in the public right-of-way or on public property is prohibited unless specifically approved and limited by the permit.

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