[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Sykesville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-10-1975 by Ord. No. 103; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or possess in any open container any alcoholic beverage while:
On public property, unless authorized by a governmental entity that has jurisdiction over the property.
On any mall, adjacent parking areas or other outside area of any combination of privately owned retail establishments, i.e., shopping centers, where the general public is invited for business purposes.
On an adjacent parking area of some other outside area of any other retail establishment.
In any parked vehicle located on any of the places enumerated in this section.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Includes any building, ground, park, recreational facility, street, highway, alley, sidewalk, station, terminal or other structure, road or parking area located on land owned, leased or operated by the federal government, the state, the county or the municipality.
The Mayor and Council members of the Town of Sykesville reserve the right, at their discretion and in the best interests of the citizens of the Town of Sykesville, to grant on special occasions and other events an exception to the provisions of this chapter.
Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $100, or imprisonment for not more than 30 days, or both, in the discretion of the Court.