City of Lebanon, NH
Grafton County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lebanon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-20-1975 by Ord. No. 39, effective 9-20-1975; amended in its entirety 7-7-1999, effective 8-2-1999]

§ 14-1 Declaration of purpose; statutory authority.

The purpose of this article is to regulate and control the consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in certain places. The authority for this article is RSA 47:1 and RSA 47:17.

§ 14-2 Definitions.

The following definitions shall apply:
BEVERAGE
Which includes beer, is defined in RSA 175: 1, VIII.
LIQUOR
Is defined in RSA 175:1, XLII.

§ 14-3 Consumption.

No person shall consume any liquor or beverage while in, under, above or upon public streets, alleys, sidewalks, parking lots or other City-owned land, Colburn Park, the entire City Hall, including but not limited to the Opera House, the area situate in the business district commonly known as the Hanover Street Mall, the immediate areas adjacent to any of the aforementioned places, the High Street Park on High Street in Lebanon, Main Street, West Lebanon (that area between the base of Seminary Hill and Bridge Street), Chambers Park in West Lebanon and other City building (except any portion of any City building leased for commercial use and possessing a state liquor license, such as the Airport Terminal Building).

§ 14-4 Open container.

No person shall be in possession of any open container containing liquor or beverage while in, under, above or upon public streets, alleys, sidewalks, parking lots or other City-owned land, Colburn Park, the entire City Hall, including but not limited to the Opera House, the area situate in the business district commonly known as the Hanover Street Mall, the immediate areas adjacent to any of the aforementioned places, the High Street Park on High Street in Lebanon, Main Street, West Lebanon (that area between the base of Seminary Hill and Bridge Street), Chambers Park in West Lebanon and other City building (except any portion of any City building leased for commercial use and possessing a state liquor license, such as the Airport Terminal Building).

§ 14-5 Exemption.

[Amended 8-4-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02]
Any person, publicly recognized organization, organized group, family group or business may be exempted from the provisions of this article for a short period of time not exceeding 12 hours, upon first obtaining permission from the City Manager after consultation with and approval by the Chief of Police. For a period of time exceeding 12 hours but not exceeding one year, permission must first be obtained from the Lebanon City Council and reviewed on an annual basis.

§ 14-6 Penalties for offenses.

Violation of any provision of this article shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions.