[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brentwood 3-2-1982 as Ch. VI, Part 1, Section A, of the 1982 Code of Ordinances; amended in its entirety 12-10-2018 by Ord. No. 1278. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Night clubs and bottle clubs — See Ch. 141.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
- Any liquor, wine, spirit, or malt or brewed beverage as defined by the Liquor Code of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 47 P.S. § 1-102, as amended.
- CIVIC CENTER
- Any portion of the structure located at 118 Park Drive for which an occupancy permit under the assembly use classification was granted.
- COMMUNITY ROOM
- A room in the lower level of the Brentwood Borough Library, which is located at 3501 Brownsville Road, that is accessible from a separate exterior entrance.
- OPEN CONTAINER
- An unsealed receptacle or vessel containing any amount of alcoholic liquid, regardless of whether or not said receptacle or vessel has been placed in any wrapping, bag, or other device so as to be concealed from view.
- PUBLIC FACILITY
- Any real property, right-of-way, or other entity owned by the Borough of Brentwood, including, but not limited to, buildings, lands, parks, swimming pools, playgrounds, stadiums, streets, alleys, parking lots, or vehicles.
It shall be unlawful for any person, while intoxicated or under the influence of alcoholic beverages, to be in or utilize any public facilities.
The use, possession, and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be permissible by a lessee holding a valid alcoholic beverage permit from the Borough for the use of the Civic Center or Community Room. Said permit may be issued at the discretion of Brentwood Borough Council in conjunction with application for rental of the Civic Center or Community Room for an approved event and the payment of all commensurate rental fees.
Any applicant for an alcoholic beverage permit shall present a government-issued photo identity document showing that he or she is 21 years of age or older.
At the time of application for lease of the Civic Center or Community Room, the lessee shall be required to pay a separate fee and security deposit for the alcoholic beverage permit. Said fee shall be set from time to time by resolution of Brentwood Borough Council. The lessee shall be required to pay the fee and security deposit for the alcoholic beverage permit regardless of whether or not the lessee is exempt from payment of the rental fee under the Parks and Recreation Facility Rental Policy.
Any lessee in receipt of an alcoholic beverage permit for the Civic Center or Community Room shall abide by the following regulations:
No alcoholic beverages may be offered for sale, whether for a by-the-drink fee or for a flat fee. No alcoholic beverages may be bartered or traded.
There shall be no fee, commonly referred to as a "cover charge," assessed to enter any event operated in conjunction with the lease of the Civic Center or Community Room. This provision shall not be construed so as to prohibit the lessee from sharing the cost of food and refreshments with family and friends.
The use, carrying, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be strictly limited to the interior of the structure.
It is expressly prohibited to serve alcoholic beverages in glass containers.
The use, carrying, possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages shall be limited to those individuals 21 years of age or older. The lessee shall be responsible for enforcing this provision.
The lessee shall be required to remain on premises for the duration of any event for which an alcoholic beverage permit has been issued.
The alcoholic beverage permit shall be displayed in a highly visible location throughout the duration of the event for which said permit has been issued.
The alcoholic beverage permit shall expire at 11:00 p.m., prevailing time.
Brentwood Borough Council may, by resolution, authorize the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages at public facilities in conjunction with a special event that is sponsored and organized solely by the Borough. Said permits shall not be valid for more than one calendar day. Under no circumstances shall such permit be authorized in conjunction with any special event for which the Borough is a co-sponsor, except as provided under § 70-3 herein.
In the event that any type of disturbance requiring the attention of the Brentwood Police Department is caused at an event for which an alcoholic beverage permit issued, the permit may be revoked by the police officer thereof and costs associated with the Brentwood Police Department shall go against the lessee's security deposit.
The Borough shall, by resolution, establish a fee and require a security deposit for a permit granted in accordance with § 70-3 herein.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.