[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Grand Ledge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Open Containers
[Adopted 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 267]
[Amended 6-24-2002 by Ord. No. 480]
No person shall possess intoxicating beverages of any kind in a container which is open or uncapped, or on which the seal is broken, in any park, parking lot, or other land owned by the City of Grand Ledge, without first obtaining a validly issued permit therefor, pursuant to the terms of this chapter.
No person shall consume intoxicating beverages of any kind in any park, parking lot, or other land owned by the City of Grand Ledge without first obtaining a validly issued permit therefor, pursuant to the terms of this chapter.
The Grand Ledge City Clerk shall possess the exclusive right to issue permits allowing people or organizations to possess and/or consume open intoxicants upon City-owned lands, and the issuance of these permits shall be governed by rules promulgated by the Grand Ledge City Council.
The rules for the issuance of the aforesaid permits as promulgated by the Grand Ledge City Council shall be published and available for public inspection at Grand Ledge City Hall.
[Amended 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 281; 1-10-1994 by Ord. No. 262.94-1]
No person under the age of 21 years shall do any of the following in the City of Grand Ledge:
Purchase, offer or attempt to purchase, have in his/her possession, or consume any alcoholic beverage;
Furnish any false information or make any false representation as to his/her age to any law enforcement officer or to any person in charge of, or employed in, an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, for the purpose of obtaining a sale of any alcoholic beverage to himself/herself;
Knowingly possess, transport or have under his/her control in any motor vehicle any alcoholic beverages.
Editor's Note: This section was derived from Section 5 of Ord. No. 262, adopted 9-25-1978.
Fitzgerald Park is expressly exempted from the scope of this chapter as alcohol consumption is regulated therein by the rules and regulations promulgated by the Eaton County Parks and Recreation Commission under the authority of Section 14 of Act No. 261 of the Public Acts of 1965, as amended by Act No. 216 of the Public Acts of 1968 (MCLA § 46.364).