[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Greenport 12-8-1975 as Ch. 61, Art. I, §§ 61-6 and 61-8 of the 1975 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (See Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the finding of the Village Board of Trustees that the possession of open containers of alcoholic beverages by persons on public lands with the intent to consume the contents of the same, except under controlled conditions, is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village of Greenport in that such possession and intent to consume contribute to the development of unsanitary conditions and the creation of nuisances.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- INTENT TO CONSUME
- Includes any of the following:
No person or persons shall consume alcoholic beverages from any type of container while operating any kind of a vehicle or while a passenger in any vehicle or while a pedestrian on any town or county highway within the Village of Greenport, New York.
No person or persons shall consume alcoholic beverages from any type of container in any street or public place in the Village of Greenport.
No person shall have in his possession any open container containing an alcoholic beverage on any public land within the Village of Greenport with the intent to consume the contents of the same.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding fifteen (15) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuance of an offense for each day [twenty-four (24) hours] shall be deemed a distinct and separate violation.