City of Monessen, PA
Westmoreland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Monessen 7-17-1991 by Ord. No. 2-1991. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 122-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words or phrases, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section:
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Includes any drink or drinkable liquid, preparation or mixture containing one or more of the following substances in any quantity or proportion:
A. 
Beer or malt.
B. 
Grain alcohol.
C. 
Vodka.
D. 
Gin.
E. 
Blended or single malt whiskey.
F. 
Wine.
G. 
Ethyl alcohol having more than 1/2 of 1% alcohol by volume.
CONTAINER
Includes any receptacle, vessel or form of package, key, can, bottle, cup, glass, mug or conduit used or capable of being used for holding, storing, transferring or shipment of alcoholic beverages.
OPEN CONTAINER
Includes any container which has been opened or unsealed for the purpose of removing the contents thereof or from which contents may be removed due to such unsealing.
PERMIT
A written authorization granted to responsible persons or organizations by the City Clerk/Administrator for a specific event of limited duration and geographic scope which shall be conspicuously posted at the location granted.

§ 122-2 Consumption of alcoholic beverages; possession of open container.

No person shall without a permit granted pursuant to this chapter consume any alcoholic beverage or be in possession of any alcoholic beverage in an open container in any public park within the corporate limits of the City of Monessen or on any public street, roadway, alley, or public sidewalk within the corporate limits.

§ 122-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person who violates § 122-2 of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any District Justice having jurisdiction of such offense, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 or to undergo imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both.