§ 28-2Legislative findings.
§ 28-3Open bottles and containers.
§ 28-4Open bottles in vehicles; presumptive evidence.
§ 28-5Penalties for offenses.
The Village of Churchville, by and through its Board of Trustees and pursuant to the authority vested in the Board of Trustees by the Village Law, hereby enacts this chapter for the purpose of restricting the consumption and drinking of beer and other alcoholic beverages in public areas and prohibiting the possession of any open bottle or container containing beer and other alcoholic beverages in public areas within the corporate limits of the Village of Churchville.
The Board of Trustees of the Village of Churchville finds that the consumption and drinking of beer and other alcoholic beverages in public areas is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of its residents and causes unsightly and unsanitary conditions and creates a nuisance.
No person shall have in his possession any open bottle or container containing liquor, beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages while such person is on any sidewalk, public highway, public street, public parking area or in any vehicle on a public street or public place, and, in addition to the foregoing areas, public place shall also mean a place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, and includes, but is not limited to, highways, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds and hallways, lobbies and other portions of apartment houses and hotels not constituting rooms or apartments designed for actual residence, except those premises duly licensed for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.
Any 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.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon coniviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III, of the Code of the Village of Churchville.