[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Glens Falls at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Village Board finds that the unrestricted consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain public places often leads to disorders and related problems as well as the littering of such public places and is disturbing to the public and threatens peace and good order.
The purpose of this chapter is to prohibit the consumption of alcoholic beverages in certain public places in order to prevent disorderly behavior and the littering of public places and to protect the public health, safety and welfare and to promote the public good.
Prohibited. No person shall, within the Village of South Glens Falls, drink or otherwise consume liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages while such person is in or upon any public sidewalk, street, highway, parking lot, bathing beach, public park or such other place, as defined by § 240.00 of the Penal Law of the State of New York, or on private property without invitation or permission of the owner or occupant of such property.
Possession of open containers. No person shall carry or have in his or her possession, within the Village of South Glens Falls, any open bottle or open container containing liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverage with the intent of the possessor or another to consume the same in any of the public places described in Subsection A of this section.
The possession of an open bottle or open container unwrapped or with the top exposed in a public place, as herein defined, shall be presumptive evidence that such open bottle or open container is intended to be consumed in a public place.
An open bottle or open container in any vehicle while in or on any public sidewalk street, highway, parking lot, bathing beach, public park or other public place, as defined by § 240.00 of the Penal Law of the State of New York, shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in the possession of all the occupants thereof.
Upon written application to the Village Board on forms provided by the Village Clerk, the Board may grant special permission for the use of alcoholic beverages in or on the public sidewalks, streets, highways, parking lots, bathing beach, public park or other public places as defined by § 240.00 of the Penal Law of the State of New York but only for the times, dates and places specified in the application. Said application shall contain, among other things, a list of three names and addresses of those who are responsible for the activity.
Any person committing an offense against this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.