[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of West Haven: Art. I, 8-23-1965 by Ord. No. 48; Art. II, 6-14-1982 by Ord. No. 182. Sections 73-1, 73-2, 73-3 and 73-5 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Hours of Sale
Article II Consumption in Public
[Adopted 8-23-1965 by Ord. No. 48]
It shall be unlawful for any person operating under either a package store permit, a package store beer permit or a grocery store beer permit for the sale of packaged alcoholic liquor to be consumed off the premises of the permittee to sell any alcoholic liquor as authorized by such permit except between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Whenever the 24th day of December and the 31st day of December shall fall on any day of the week except on Sunday, nothing contained in § 73-1 hereof shall make it unlawful for any person holding any of the above-mentioned permits to sell any alcoholic liquor between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on said days.
Nothing contained in § 73-1 hereof shall make it unlawful for any person holding any of the above-mentioned permits to sell any alcoholic liquor between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on any day preceding a legal holiday.
All times prescribed in the foregoing sections of this Article shall be Eastern standard time, except that when daylight saving time is being observed, said times shall be daylight saving time.
During the period from June 15 to September 15 in each year, nothing contained herein shall make it unlawful for any person holding any of the aforementioned permits to sell any alcoholic liquor between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. daily.
Any person who shall sell any packaged alcoholic liquor in violation of the provisions of this Article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined no more than $25 for any such offense.
[Adopted 6-14-1982 by Ord. No. 182]
As used in this Article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR
- The same meaning as in the Connecticut Liquor Control Act, Section 30-1 et seq. of the Connecticut General Statutes, Revision of 1958, as amended.
- MOTOR VEHICLE
- The same meaning as in Section 14-1 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
- POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO CONSUME
- Having in one's possession or control alcoholic liquor in a glass, open bottle, open can or other open container so as to permit consumption.
- PUBLIC HIGHWAYS
- All public highways within and under the control of the City
of West Haven, and shall also include the sidewalks and the grounds
and common areas of the West Haven Housing Authority.[Amended 9-9-1985 by Ord. No. 230]
[Amended 9-9-1985 by Ord. No. 230]
Except as permitted in § 73-9 hereof, no person shall consume or possess with intent to consume any alcoholic liquor within the limits of any public highways or sidewalks and the grounds and common areas of the West Haven Housing Authority as they exist within the City of West Haven. For purposes of this section, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the possession with intent to consume alcoholic liquor in motor vehicles parked on said premises shall also be deemed a violation hereof.
Persons may possess alcholic liquor with the intent to consume and may consume alcoholic liquor during any public function, festival or celebration without violating this Article; provided, however, that the Chief of Police or his/her designee has first given written authorization to permit the sale, service or distribution of alcoholic liquor at or in connection with such function, festival or celebration.
Persons in groups of six or less shall not be in violation of this Article if at least one member of the group owns or leases real property within 15 feet adjacent to the public highway or sidewalk.
Consumption or possession with intent to consume shall not be permitted in motor vehicles under any circumstances.
Any person violating the provisions of this Article shall be fined not more than $100 for each offense.