A. No permit shall be issued for filming upon public lands unless the applicant shall provide the City with satisfactory proof of the following:
(1) Proof of insurance coverage as follows:
(a) For bodily injury to any one (1) person in the amount of five-hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) and any occurance in the aggregate amount of one million follars ($1,000,000).
(b) For property damage for each occurance in the aggregate amount of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000).
(2) An agreement, in writing, shall be in a form to be approved by the Law Department, whereby the applicant agrees to indemnify and save harmless the City of Paterson from any and all liability, expense, claim or damages resulting from its use of public lands.
(3) An agreement in writing, should be in a form to be approved by the Law Department, whereby the applicant agrees that the location utilized will be left after filming, in a satisfactory condition, free of debris, rubbish and equipment, and that due observance of all city ordinances, laws and regulations will be follows.
(4) The hiring of qualified security personnel, as recognized by State law.
B. The holder of the permit shall take all reasonable steps to minimize interference with the free passage of pedestrians and traffic over public lands and shall comply with all lawful directives issued by the Paterson Police Department with respect thereto. An emergency lante must be kept open and available to police, fire and other emergency vehicles at all times and there must be sufficient space available for public access at all times.
C. The holder of a permit shall conduct filming in such a manner as to minimize the inconvenience or discomfort to adjoining property owners attributable to such filming and shall, to the extent practicable, abate noise and not park vehicles associated with filming on public streets. The holder shall avoid any interference with previously scheduled activities upon public lands and limit, to the extent possible, any interference with normal public activity on such public lands. Where the applicant’s production activity, by reason of location or otherwise, will directly involve and/or affect any business, merchants or residents, these partis shall be given written notice of the filming prior to the City Council meeting at which the applicant’s permit will be considered by the City council and be informed that objections may be filed with the City Clerk. Said objections will become a part of the applicant’s application and be considered during a review of the same. Proof of service of notification to adjacent owners shall be submitted to the City Clerk within two (2) days of the City Council meeting.
D. The City Council may refuse to issue a permit whenever it determines, on the basis of objective facts and after a review of the application and a report thereon by the Police Department and by other City agencies involved with the proposed filming site, that filming at the location and/or the time set forth in the application would violate any law or ordinance or would unreasonably interfere with the use and enjoyment of adjoining properties, unreasonably impede the free flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic or otherwise endanger the public’s health, safety or welfare. Further, the City reserves the right to require one (1) or more on-site patrolmen Olin situations where the proposed production may impede the proper flow of traffic, the cost of said patrolmen to be borne by the applicant as a cost of production. Where existing electrical power lines are to be utilized by the production, an on-site licensed electrition is required if the production company does not have a licensed electrition on staff.
E. Copies of the approved permit will be maintained by the City Clerk and the Police and Fire Departments.
F. The applicant shall permit the Fire Prevention Bureau or other City inspectors to inspect the site and the equipment to be used. The applicant shall comply with all safety instructions issued by the Fire Prevention Bureau or other City inspectors.
G. In addition to any other fees or costs mentioned in this Chapter, the applicant shall reimburse the City for
any lost revenue, such as parking meter revenue, repairs to public property or other revenues that the City was prevented from earning because of filming.
H. The applicant must provide sufficient pedestrian access. Local residents, business people and their customers must have access to and from their residences or businesses. If access is denied it will be considered a violation of this Ordinance.
I. The regulation of noise is subject to The Code of Paterson, Chapter 337. The applicant must comply with the said noise ordinance. Music playback must cease by 8:00 p.m.
J. the applicant must keep the location swept and free of debris at all times. All catering, craft service, construction debris and personal trash must be removed from the location each day at wrap and disposed of by private garbage disposal. The applicant may not use Department of Public Works trash cans for production trash.
K. All production crew members cannot block driveways without the express permission of the owner or lessee.
L. All signs that are erected by the applicant msut be removed at the completion of filming.
M. The applicant must provide a written plan providing for an emergency right-of-waya for all vehicles. The plan must be approved by Traffic Division of the Department of Public Works.