[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Chelmsford 10-15-1974 by Art. 8. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following definitions shall apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
- Any beverage defined as an alcoholic beverage in MGL c. 138, § 1.
- PRIVATE PROPERTY
- Any real property within the Town of Chelmsford which is not owned by the town.
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Includes all town commons, school grounds, municipal parking lots, municipal parks, municipal playgrounds and all real property, buildings or offices owned by or leased to the town or occupied or used by any board, department, committee, commission or office of the town.
- PUBLIC WAY
- The entire width between the lines of every way publicly maintained when any part thereof is open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel, and shall include the entire width of any sidewalk within the lines of such way. In the case of ways established by prescription or concerning which no official layouts exist, the edge of the surface of the traveled way shall be deemed to be the lines of such public ways.
No person shall consume any alcoholic beverages on any public way or on any way to which the public has a right of access.
No person shall bring any alcoholic beverages onto any public property or onto any private property or possess or consume any alcoholic beverages in or upon any public property or private property without the permission of the owner or person lawfully in charge or control of such public or private property.
All alcoholic beverages possessed or consumed in violation of this chapter shall be seized and held until final adjudication of the charge against the person or persons arrested or summoned before the court. After final adjudication all alcoholic beverages seized shall be returned to the person or persons entitled to the lawful possession of them.
[Amended 10-21-1999 ATM by Art. 34]
Violations of this chapter are punishable by a fine of $100 for each offense.
This chapter shall be enforced on behalf of the town by its Police Department, which shall have the right to arrest any and all persons in violation of said chapter.
If any part, section or provision of this chapter is found to be invalid, the remainder of this chapter shall not be affected thereby.