Village of

Chapter 38 Alcoholic Beverage

February 15, 1973

38-1 Findings


The Board of Trustees of the Village of Wilson, NewYork, finds that the consumption of beer and other alcoholic beverages and the possession of open containers thereof on public streets, public sidewalks, public parking areas or public parks, on any public highway, in or on any vehicle or in any public pace except under certain conditions is detrimental to the health, safety, welfare, peace and good order of its residents and the protection and security of their property, causes unsightly and unsanitary conditions and creates a nuisance.


38-2 Definitions


For the purpose of this chapter, the terms used herein are defined as follows:


    ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES - Any commodity for which a license is required under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.


38-3  Consumption and possession1


No person shall drink or consume or have in his possession any open bottle or container contaiing liquor, beer, wine, or other alcoholic beverage while such person is on any public street, public sidewalk, public parking area or public park, on any public highway or in or on any public place within the Village of Wilson except those premises duly licensed for sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises.2


38-4 Exemptions


The foregoing restrictions shall not apply in the event of a fair, picnic or other community gathering for which special permission has been granted by the Board of Trustees and for which a special license has been issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.


38-5  Penalties for offenses3


A violation of this chapter or any regulation, order or rule promulgated hereunder shall be punishable, upon conviction, by a fine or imprisonment, or both, as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II.



1 Editor's Note:  Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Chapter 1, General Provisions, Art. I

2 Editor's Note:  Former 4-4, Presumptive evidence of possession, which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code; see Ch.1, General Provisions, Art. I

3 Editor's Note:  Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I