[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Highlands as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Town Parks
[Adopted 7-16-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990]
Editor's Note: The title of this Art. I was amended from "Brooks Lake Park" to "Town Parks" 5-19-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
- Beer and wine. All other alcoholic beverages are expressly prohibited.
- Includes all public parks, playgrounds, recreation areas
and other facilities within the Town and under ownership of the Town
or under control and supervision of the Town Board or Recreation Commission.[Added 5-19-2014 by L.L. No. 2-2014]
There shall be no consumption of alcoholic beverages in Brooks Lake Park, except in strict accordance with the provisions of this article.
If any group, organization or association wishes to hold a function or event at any one of the town parks or recreation areas at which it is proposed that alcoholic beverages can be consumed, such organization must first submit to the Town Board at least 30 days prior to the scheduled event a written application for a permit which must contain among other things the following:
The location, date and time of the proposed activity indicating both starting and closing times.
The name, address and telephone number of the organization filing the application and the responsible party in such organization.
The alcoholic beverage proposed to be offered for consumption.
Written assurance by the organization and the responsible party personally that all of the provisions of this article will be strictly complied with in the event a permit is issued.
Such application shall be considered by the Town Board at its meeting next scheduled following the filing of the application. The Town Board may approve such application, reject such application or approve such application upon such terms and conditions as it shall deem desirable and appropriate and the decision of the Town Board shall be forthwith transmitted to the applicant.
No alcoholic beverages may be consumed by any person under the age of 21 years at any park or recreation area owned, operated or maintained by the town.
There shall be no sale of any alcoholic beverage in any park or recreation area owned, operated or maintained by the town unless the terms and conditions of such sale have been fully set forth in the application to the Town Board and provided the vendor is duly licensed to make such sales by the New York State Liquor Authority.
All trash and rubbish, including but not limited to empty bottles or cans shall be removed from the premises in which the event occurs for which a permit is given pursuant to this article.
[Amended 3-10-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day of continuance of an offense shall be considered a separate offense.