[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Abington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 113.
Article I Consumption in Public
[Adopted 4-3-2006 ATM by Art. 8]
Editor's Note: This Article also superseded former Art. I, Consumption in Public, derived from Ch. 8, Sec. 8, of the 1992 Town of Abington Bylaws.
No person shall drink alcoholic beverages as defined in Chapter 138, Section 1 of the General Laws while on, in or upon any public way or upon any way to which the public has a right of access, or any public park, public playground or public recreational area, or any place to which members of the public have access as invitees or licensees, nor while on, in or upon any private land or place without the consent of the owner or person in control thereof. The Board of Selectmen may, however, grant temporary or limited permits to allow the consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages on public property.
All alcoholic beverages being used in violation of this Bylaw shall be seized and safely held until final adjudication of the charge against the person or persons arrested or summoned before the court.
Whoever violates any provision of this Bylaw shall be liable to pay a fine of not more than $100 for each violation.