[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Rock Hall 10-5-1989 by Ord. No. 89-8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or possess in any open container any alcoholic beverage while:
On public property, unless authorized by a governmental entity that has jurisdiction over the property.
On any mall, adjacent parking areas or other outside area of any combination of privately owned retail establishments, i.e., shopping centers, where the general public is invited for business purposes.
On an adjacent parking area of some other outside area of any other retail establishment.
In any parked vehicle located on any of the places enumerated in this section.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Includes any building, ground, park, street, highway, alley, sidewalk, station, terminal or other structure, road or parking area located on land owned, leased or operated by the federal government, the state, the county or the municipality.
The Mayor and Council members of the Town of Rock Hall reserve the right, at their discretion and in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of Rock Hall, to grant on special occasions and other events an exception to the provisions of this chapter.
[Amended 5-5-1994 by Ord. No. 94-4]
Violations of this chapter shall be punishable as a municipal infraction. Violators shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100. Repeat offenders may be assessed a fine not to exceed $200 for each repeat offense.