Parks and other public areas — See Ch. 78.
§ 29-2Legislative intent.
§ 29-4Possession of open containers restricted.
§ 29-6Penalties for offenses.
This chapter shall be known and cited as the "Village of Rhinebeck Local Law No. 2-1978, Regulating Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in Public Places."
The Village of Rhinebeck recognizes that consumption of alcoholic beverages in public places must be adequately controlled so as to prevent public disorder, nuisances, littering, vandalism and other acts and conditions detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village, and this chapter is intended to provide such control and regulation.
As used herein, the following words shall have the meanings below set forth:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
- Includes all beverages as defined in § 3 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law of the State of New York.
- Any bottle, can, glass, cup or similar receptacle suitable for or used to hold any liquid.
- Includes a fair, picnic, block party and church, civic, fraternal and Fire Department affair, or other community or public gathering in any public place.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- Any highway, street, sidewalk, park, playground, parking lot, shopping center, mall or any other place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, including a public parking lot or driveway for one or more vehicles used by patrons of any commercial, industrial, professional or eleemosynary place of business, but excluding those public places wherein the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages is authorized pursuant to a license or permit issued under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
No person shall consume or possess, carry or transport with the intent to consume any liquor, wine or other alcoholic beverage in any open container in any public place in the Village of Rhinebeck.
This chapter shall not apply to any event, as above defined, for which a special permit shall have been issued by the Village Board pursuant to such regulations as it may deem proper to establish.
A violation of this chapter shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $250 or by imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each such violation shall constitute a separate violation.