Borough of Pottstown, PA
Montgomery County
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[Ord. 1480, 9/13/1982, § 1]
ON OR ABOUT THE PERSON
The location of any container, bottle or can containing any alcoholic beverage which is nearby, close at hand, convenient of access, and within such distance of the party so having it as that such party could without materially changing his position, get his hand on it.
OPEN
The condition of a container whose cap, cork, top or other closing device has been removed or the condition of a can which has been punctured or pulled open so as to break its seal.
POSSESSION
The exercising of conscious dominion or control over any container, bottle or can containing an alcoholic beverage.
[Ord. 1480, 9/13/1982, § 2; as amended by Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
1. 
No person shall have on or about his person, possess, carry or transport liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages in open containers in or about any public sidewalk, street, alley, walkway, public park or playground, or any other public place in the Borough. No person shall drink or consume liquor, wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages in or upon any street, sidewalk, alley, walkway, public park or playground, or any other public place in the Borough except as hereinafter provided.
2. 
Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages may be permitted on Borough property under such regulations as shall be promulgated from time to time by the Borough Council.
3. 
Any person or persons desiring to possess and consume alcoholic beverages on any Borough property may do so only after obtaining written permission from the Borough Council or its authorized representative.
4. 
Failure to obtain permission from the Borough Council as aforesaid in § 202(3) shall constitute a violation of this Part and shall be subject to the penalties provided in § 203 of this Part.
[Ord. 1480, 9/13/1982, § 3; as amended by Ord. 1735, 4/12/1993]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $600, together with costs of prosecution for the violation, or, in default of payment thereof, to suffer imprisonment for not more than 30 days.
[Ord. 1480, 9/13/1982, § 5]
In this Part, the singular shall include the plural and the masculine shall include the feminine.