[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Spring Valley: Art. I, 7-26-1983 as L.L. No. 3-1983 (Sec. 12-11 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Possession and Consumption on Public Lands
[Adopted 7-26-1983 as L.L. No. 3-1983 (Sec. 12-11 of the 1970 Code)]
It is the intent of the Village of Spring Valley, as an exercise of its police power, to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the residents and inhabitants of the Village of Spring Valley by enacting this Article, since it is the finding of the Board of Trustees that the possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages by persons on certain public lands except under controlled conditions is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Spring Valley in that such possession contributes to the development of unsanitary conditions and the creation of nuisances, including but not limited to littering or other disorderly behavior.
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
- Includes alcohol, spirits, liquor, wine, beer and every liquid or solid containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer and capable of being consumed by a human being.
- Any bottle, can, glass or other receptacle suitable for or capable of holding any liquid.
- PUBLIC LANDS
- Any highway, street, sidewalk, lot, park, playground or shopping center parking lot in the Village of Spring Valley.
- The Village of Spring Valley.
It shall be a violation of this Article for any person to consume any alcoholic beverage on any public land or shopping center parking lot within the Village of Spring Valley or to have in his possession any open container containing any alcoholic beverage for the purpose of consumption of the same on any public land or shopping center parking lot within the Village of Spring Valley by either himself or another person.
The foregoing prohibition shall not apply at the location of a fair, picnic or other community gathering for which special permission has been granted by the Village of Spring Valley.