[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Sharon as Art. 10, § 29, of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, as used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, shall have the following meanings:
- Any beach under the care and control of the Town and beaches within the limits of the Town to which the public has a right of access.
- Any public park under the care and control of the Town.
- Any playground under the care and control of the Town.
- PRIVATE PARKING AREAS
- Any private parking area throughout the Town to which the public has the general right of access.
- PUBLIC BUILDINGS
- Within any public building except by vote, consent, and conditions as stipulated by the Select Board.
- PUBLIC LAND
- Any land owned by the Town or under the care and control of its Conservation Commission.
- PUBLIC PARKING AREAS
- Any public parking area under the care and control of the Town.
- PUBLIC WAYS
- All ways to which the public has the right of access.
- TOWN FOREST
- Any Town forest under the care and control of the Town.
No person shall drink or consume alcoholic beverages as defined in MGL c. 138, § 1, while on, in, or upon the public ways and places set forth in § 113-1 above, whether in or upon a vehicle, motor vehicle or on foot, or place to which members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, or parks, Town forests, public parking areas, or playgrounds, or any beach within the limits of the Town to which the public has a right of access, or private land or place without the consent of the owner or person in control.
Notwithstanding § 113-2 above, the Select Board, in conjunction with the issuance of a license to serve alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, in accordance with Chapter 138 of the General Laws, may permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, on public sidewalks as part of outdoor restaurant seating and food consumption.
A police officer may arrest without a warrant anyone who violates this chapter while committing a breach of the peace. Whoever violates any provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $50 for each violation.