[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of North Greenbush as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-27-1981 by L.L. No. 2-1981 as Ch. 45, Art. I, of the 1981 Code]
It is the intent of the Town of North Greenbush, as an exercise of its police power, to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the residents of the town by enacting this chapter since it is the finding of the Town Board 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 Town of North Greenbush.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any bottle, can, glass, cup or similar article containing any alcoholic beverages.
- PUBLIC PLACE
- A place to which the public or a substantial group of persons has access, and includes but is not limited to highways, streets, shopping centers, parking lots, transportation facilities, schools, places of amusement, parks, playgrounds, parking areas, hallways, lobbies and any other places open or used by the general public. "Permitted public places" shall be those "public places" where the use and consumption of alcoholic beverages is authorized pursuant to a permit or license issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law or permission of the Town Board.
No person shall carry, transport or have in his possession in any public place, other than permitted public places, any open, resealed or partly empty bottle, can, container or similar article containing an alcoholic beverage of any kind or description as defined by § 3 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Violations of this chapter shall constitute a violation as defined in the Penal Law of the State of New York.