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Town of Coeymans, NY
Albany County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Coeymans 5-23-1978 by L.L. No. 1-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages at bingo games — See § 67-11.
The Town Board of the Town of Coeymans recognizes that the use of alcoholic beverages within public places and areas in the Town of Coeymans must be adequately controlled and regulated so as to prevent public disorder, littering and other acts that affect the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Town of Coeymans.
No person shall have in his possession any open bottle or container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverage while such person is on any public highway, public street, public parking area or in any vehicle or public place whatsoever in the town, except the interior of the building as to premises duly licensed for sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
The Chief of Police, when giving permission for celebrations or other special events, will designate a confined area for the use of alcoholic beverages.
As used in the chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC PLACE
A place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, and includes but is not limited to highway, streets, shopping centers, parking lots, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds, parking areas, hallways, lobbies and any other places open or used by the general public.
PERMITTED PUBLIC PLACE
Wherein the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages is authorized pursuant to a permit or license issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
An open bottle or open container in any vehicle shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in the possession of all the occupants thereof and in violation hereof.
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).