Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[Adopted 11-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-79[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also redesignated §§ 57-1 through 57-11 as Art. I, entitled "Licensing."

§ 57-12 Consumption prohibited in certain areas.

No person shall drink, imbibe or consume any alcoholic beverage in or upon:
A. 
A public street, lane, roadway, avenue, sidewalk, public parking place, park, playground, recreation area or any other public or quasi-public place.
B. 
A public conveyance.
C. 
A private motor vehicle, while the same is in motion or parked in any public street, lane, public parking lot or public or quasi-public place.
D. 
Any private property, not his own, without the express permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.

§ 57-13 Consumption or possession in places where public is invited.

A. 
No person shall consume alcoholic beverages or offer to another for consumption any alcoholic beverage in, on or upon any place to which the public at large is generally invited; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the consumption or sale of alcoholic beverages within the licensed premises of a plenary retail consumption liquor license.
B. 
No person shall have in his possession or possess any alcoholic beverage in or upon any place to which the public at large is generally invited unless the same in contained within a closed or sealed container; provided, however, that nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit the possession of alcoholic beverages within the licensed premises of a plenary retail consumption liquor license.

§ 57-14 Possession prohibited in certain areas; exception for sealed containers.

No person shall have in his possession or possess any alcoholic beverage in, on or upon any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, park, playground or in, on or upon any land or building owned or occupied by the Township government, unless the same is contained within a closed or sealed container.

§ 57-15 Exception to provisions.

Notwithstanding the provisions contained in §§ 57-12, 57-13 and 57-14, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Stafford may, by resolution, permit the possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in a designated park, recreation area or other public place at a designated time or times in connection with a special event, series of events or observance which has been authorized by the Mayor and Council of the Township, which possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages shall, in addition, comply with any applicable ordinances, laws or regulations.

§ 57-16 Violations and penalties.

Any person violating or failing to comply with any other provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000, by imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or by community service of not more than 90 days or any combination of fine, imprisonment and community service, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.