Township of Westampton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Westampton 1-15-1957. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Under the influence of alcohol in public — See Ch. 117.
Parental responsibility — See Ch. 171.
[Amended 7-25-1974 by Ord. No. 9-1974; 3-27-1980 by Ord. No. 3-1980; 5-2-1988 by Ord. No. 6-1988; 11-19-1990 by Ord. No. 13-1990; 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 20-2003]
Annual license fees are hereby fixed as follows:
A. 
Plenary retail consumption license.
Year
Fee
1991
$1,243
1992
$1,491
1993
$1,789
1994
$2,000
2004
$2,500
B. 
Plenary retail distribution license.
Year
Fee
1991
$1,243
1992
$1,491
1993
$1,789
1994
$2,000
2004
$2,500
C. 
Club license: $188.
[Amended 12-19-1966; 9-22-1977 by Ord. No. 14-1977; 2-23-1978 by Ord. No. 4-1978; 3-23-2004 by Ord. No. 6-2004]
A. 
Regulation of hours. The consumption and sale of alcoholic beverages within any place of business licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall be prohibited at the times and during the hours hereinafter set forth:
Days
Hours
Weekdays and Saturdays
1:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Sundays
1:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
B. 
Sales to certain persons.
(1) 
No licensee or employee of a licensee shall sell, serve or deliver, directly or indirectly, any alcoholic beverages to any habitual drunkard, intoxicated person or person under the legal age.
(2) 
No holder of a consumption license or a plenary retail consumption license shall permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on any licensed premises by any of the persons identified in § 82-2B(1) or permit any persons to congregate in or about the licensed premises, including entryways or exits, access walks to or from or adjacent to the licensed premises, or sidewalks upon the same lots as the licensed premises, or parking lots or other open space adjacent to the licensed premises.
[Added 6-21-1979 by Ord. No. 10-1979]
A. 
Legal drinking age; possession and consumption.
(1) 
No person of the legal drinking age shall consume any alcoholic beverage or have in his possession any open container of an alcoholic beverage:
(a) 
While in or on a public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or in any public conveyance;
(b) 
In a private motor vehicle while the same is in motion or parked in any public street, lane or public parking lot or public or quasi-public place; or
(c) 
While upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner or other persons having actual authority to grant such permission.
(2) 
No person of the legal drinking age shall discard alcoholic beverage containers upon any public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or on any private property not his own without the permission of the owner.
B. 
Under legal drinking age.
(1) 
No person under the legal drinking age shall possess or consume any alcoholic beverages:
(a) 
While in or on a public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or in any public conveyance;
(b) 
In a private motor vehicle while the same is in motion or parked in any public street, lane or public parking lot or public or quasi-public place; or
(c) 
While upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner or other person having authority to grant such permission.
(2) 
No person under the legal drinking age shall discard alcoholic beverage containers upon any public street, lane, sidewalk, public parking lot, public or quasi-public place or upon any private property not his own without the express permission of the owner.
C. 
Purchase of liquor by person under legal drinking age.
(1) 
Entrance on premises. It shall be unlawful for a person under legal drinking age to enter any premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages in the Township of Westampton for the purpose of purchasing alcoholic beverages or having alcoholic beverages served or delivered to him.
(2) 
Consumption. It shall be unlawful for a person under the legal drinking age to consume any alcoholic beverage on premises licensed for the retail sale of alcoholic beverages or to purchase, attempt to purchase or have another person purchase for him any alcoholic beverage.
(3) 
Misrepresentation of age. It shall be unlawful for a person to misrepresent his age or the age of any other person for the purpose of inducing any retail licensee, or any employee of a retail licensee, to sell, serve or deliver any alcoholic beverage to a person under the legal drinking age.
(4) 
Display of ordinance. All holders of plenary retail consumption licenses issued by the Township of Westampton shall cause at least one copy of this section to be exhibited in a conspicuous place in the licensed premises.
[Amended 2-28-1974 by Ord. No. 1-1974]
A violation of this chapter shall be punishable, upon conviction thereof by the Judge of the Municipal Court, by a fine not exceeding $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, in the Judge's discretion.
[Added 4-9-1996 by Ord. No. 4-1996]
Westampton Township, in reliance upon the 1990 census data, hereby establishes the following maximum number of liquor licenses which may be created in the township. This chapter does not require the creation of any license.
A. 
Plenary retail consumption licenses: two.
B. 
Plenary retail distribution licenses: one.