[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Belchertown 5-13-1985 by Art. 17 as Ch. III, Art. 7, Sec. 7-1-1 of the 1985 Compendium of Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-11-2009 ATM by Art. 30]
No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage nor possess or transport any open can, bottle or other container containing any alcoholic beverage outdoors on any Town street, sidewalk, way or public property, including but not limited to parking lots, parks, school playgrounds, recreation areas, or conservation areas, except that this section shall not apply at events or festivals duly licensed by the Board of Selectmen, the local licensing authority of the Town, and approved, in writing, by the board, commission, department or official of the Town having the care and custody of the premises so licensed, to the extent of such license and approval.
Whoever violates this section shall pay a fine of not more than $50 for each violation or be subject to arrest pursuant to MGL c. 272, § 59.