Village of Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Rensselaer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson 4-26-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the intent of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson as an exercise of its police power to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village by enacting this chapter since it is the finding of the Board of Trustees that the possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages by persons on certain public lands, except under controlled conditions, is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village in that such possession contributes to the development of unsanitary conditions and the creation of a nuisance. It is further the intent of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Castleton-on-Hudson that this chapter not be considered as a traffic regulation insofar as it relates to motor vehicles or the operation thereof.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them. All other words shall have the meaning normally ascribed to them in regular usage.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
Includes alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, beer, cider and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer and capable of being consumed by a human being.
CONTAINER
Any bottle, can, glass or other receptacle suitable for, or used to hold any liquid.
PUBLIC LANDS
Any highway, street, sidewalk, park or playground.
VILLAGE
The Incorporated Village of Castleton-on-Hudson.
[Amended 10-27-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
No person shall have in his possession with the intent to consume any open container containing an alcoholic beverage on any public land within the Village.
The foregoing prohibition shall not apply in the event of a fair, picnic or other community gathering for which special permission has been granted by the Village.
This chapter shall apply to all persons on public lands in the Village, except as provided in § 84-4 above, and shall not apply to any person drinking an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle upon any public highway within the Village in violation of § 1227 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of the State of New York.
[Amended 10-27-1997 by L.L. No. 6-1997]
Each violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both, for each offense.