[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 6-20-1988 by Ord. No. 88-4]
[Amended 10-19-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-16]
The following alcoholic beverage licenses may be issued within the Township of Woolwich: club license, plenary retail consumption license and plenary retail distribution license. The number of licenses authorized for sale within the Township of Woolwich shall be in accordance with the population of the Township as stated within N.J.S.A. 33:1 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 13:2 et seq.
The annual fees for said licenses shall be as follows:
[Amended 3-15-1999 by Ord. No. 99-6; 2-1-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-03]
Plenary retail consumption license and club license.
No licensee shall sell, serve or deliver or allow, permit or suffer the sale of or delivery of any alcoholic beverage or permit the consumption of any alcoholic beverage on the premises except during the hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 midnight on Sundays, and during the hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 a.m. on Monday through Saturday, and during the hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. on December 31 and ending at 2:00 a.m. on the following day.
Club licenses permitted in this Township shall be limited to the retail sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the licensed premises by the glass or other open receptacle and only to a bona fide member of the club or bona fide guest of such member, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 13:2-8 and N.J.S.A. 33.1-12.5.
Plenary retail distribution license. No plenary retail distribution licensee may sell spirituous liquors in original containers (package goods) except during the hours beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 9:00 p.m. on Sundays, and during the hours beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. on Monday through Saturday.
[Added 3-15-1999 by Ord. No. 99-6]
[Adopted 7-17-1989 by Ord. No. 89-14]
No person shall have in his possession any open bottle or other container containing liquor, wine, beer or any other alcoholic beverage while on any public highway, street, sidewalk, road, parking area or lot, playground, park or other property owned by, belonging to or over which the Township of Woolwich has control, or in any vehicle or any public place in the Township of Woolwich, except those premises duly licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
[Added 4-1-2002 by Ord. No. 02-03]
Any person under the legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages who, without legal authority, knowingly possesses or knowingly consumes any alcoholic beverage on private property shall be punished by a fine of $250 for a first offense and $350 for any subsequent offense. The Court may, in addition to the fine authorized for this offense, suspend or postpone for six months the driving privilege of the offender.
Upon the conviction of any person and the suspension or postponement of that person's driver's license, the Court shall forward a report to the Division of Motor Vehicles stating the first and last day of the suspension or postponement period imposed by the Court pursuant to this section. If a person at the time of the imposition of this sentence is less than 17 years of age, the period of license postponement, including a suspension or postponement of the privilege of operating a motorized bicycle, shall commence on the day the sentence is imposed and shall run for a period of six months after the person reaches the age of 17 years.
The Court shall, of any person convicted under this section who is not a New Jersey resident, suspend or postpone, as appropriate, the nonresident driving privilege of the person, based on the age of the person and submit to the Division the required report. The Court shall not collect the license of a nonresident convicted under this section. Upon receipt of a report by the Court, the Division shall notify the appropriate officials in the licensing jurisdiction of the suspension or postponement.
This section does not prohibit an underage person from consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in connection with a religious observance, ceremony or rite or consuming or possessing an alcoholic beverage in the presence of and with the permission of a parent, guardian or relative who has attained the legal age to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.
This section does not prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages of any such person while actively engaged in the performance of employment by a person who is licensed under N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq. or while actively engaged in the preparation of food while enrolled in a culinary arts or hotel management program at a county vocational school or post-secondary education institute.
An open bottle or open container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages in any vehicle shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in the possession of all of the occupants thereof and in violation hereof.
The Township Committee of the Township of Woolwich, for good cause shown, may permit the drinking of liquor, wine, beer or any other alcoholic beverage at public parks or in other public areas or places by a resolution of the Township Committee, which resolution shall be preceded by a written request of the organizations seeking such permission, addressed to the Township Committee, and which resolution shall state the hours within which such permission is granted and the exact location where such permission shall be in force. The Township Committee has the right to limit the beverage to one particular alcoholic beverage.