[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Bradford 11-10-1980 as Ord. No. 3014. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted to regulate the possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages by persons on public lands. The unrestricted and unregulated possession of such containers is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of the City of Bradford in that such uncontrolled possession contributes to the development of unsanitary conditions and the creation of nuisances within the city.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them. All other words shall have the meanings normally ascribed to them in regular usage.
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
- Includes alcohol, liquor, wine, beer, cider and every other beverage, patented or not, containing alcohol, wine or beer and ordinarily consumed by a human being.
- Any bottle, can, glass, cup or other receptacle suitable for or used to hold any beverage.
- PUBLIC LANDS
- Any highway, street, sidewalk, park, playground, public parking lot or other public land.
No person shall have in his possession any open container containing an alcoholic beverage on any public lands within the City of Bradford.
Waiver of the foregoing prohibition may be made by the City Council or its authorized representative in the event of any city-approved community gathering, entertainment or controlled meeting, upon application approved by the City Council or its authorized representative, and which waiver will allow consumption of alcoholic beverage on those portions of public lands wherein the gathering will be conducted and during those hours when the function is open to the public.
This chapter shall apply to all persons on public lands in the City of Bradford, except as hereinbefore provided.
Any person or persons, association or corporation violating this chapter or any section or provision thereof, upon conviction, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars ($300.) or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days, or both.