City of Taneytown, MD
Carroll County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Taneytown 8-12-1985 by Ord. No. 4-85 (Title 12, Ch. 2, Sec. 12-2-5 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
General penalty for misdemeanors — See Ch. 1, § 1-20.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 153.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC PROPERTY
Includes a building or parts thereof, grounds or other curtilage area, cemeteries, parks, streets, alleys, highways, sidewalks, roads or parking areas located on land owned, leased, operated or possessed by the city.
[Amended 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99]
It shall be unlawful and a misdemeanor for any person to drink any alcoholic beverage, as defined by the Annotated Code of Maryland, and/or to possess any alcoholic beverage in an open container while:
A. 
On public property, unless previously authorized by the Mayor and Council.
B. 
On the adjacent parking area of any combination of retail establishments or other property, such as a shopping center, where the general public is invited for business or entertainment purposes, unless expressly authorized by the owner thereof.
C. 
On any adjacent parking area or other outside area of any property owned or leased by a nonprofit or civic organization, such as a volunteer fire company, where the general public is invited for business or entertainment purposes, unless expressly authorized by the owner thereof.
D. 
In any vehicle located on any of the places enumerated in this section, unless expressly so authorized.