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ORDINANCE NO. 5-5-1988

       

AN ORDINANCE OF ALCOHOLIC LIQUOR IN PUBLIC PLACES AND UPON STREETS AND ROADWAYS IN THE VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE.


THE VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE ORDAINS:


SECTION 1.  DEFINITIONS:

For purposes of this Ordinance the following definitions shall apply:


(A)  "Alcoholic Liquor" means any spirituous, vinous, malt or fermented liquor, liquids and compounds whether or not medicated, proprietary, patented, and by whatever name called, contain 1/2 of 1 percent or more of alcohol by volume which are fit for use for beverage purposes.


(B)  "Public Place" means any street, alley, park, sidewalk, public building, any place of business open to the public, frequented by the public or any portion thereof, and any other place which is open to public view or to which the public, or any portion thereof, has access.


SECTION 2.  CONSUMPTION IN PUBLIC PLACES:

No person shall be in possession of an open or unsealed container containing alcoholic liquor on any public, street, sidewalk, alley, park or other public way; in any other public place in this Village; or in any place to which the public is admitted, except those places which are properly licensed therefore by the Liquor Control Commission and then only the particular kind or style of alcoholic liquor which is licensed for sale on said premises.


SECTION 3.  UNCAPPED LIQUOR IN PASSENGER COMPARTMENT:

No one shall transport or possess any alcoholic liquor in a container which is open, uncapped or upon which the seal is broken within the passenger compartment of a vehicle upon any street or roadway or any other place open to the general public including any area designated for the parking of motor vehicles, provided, that in vehicles not having a trunk or compartment separate from the passenger compartment any container which is open, uncapped or upon which the seal is broken may be permitted in a passenger compartment if such container is encased or enclosed so as to not be readily accessible to the occupants of such vehicle.  This section shall not apply to any chartered passenger vehicle licensed by the Michigan Public Service Commission.


SECTION 4.  PENALTIES:

A person who violates this Ordinance may be punished by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or a fine of not to exceed $500.00, or both and may be ordered to pay court cost.


SECTION 5.  EFFECTIVE DATE:

This Ordinance shall take effect 20 days after its passage.

Passed and adopted by the Village Council the 5th day of May, 1988.


John Hughes

Village President


Rose Heaton

Village Clerk


YEAS: Sue Kienutske, Marsha Ainslie, Ted Spoelstra, Larry Filter, Ray Hinckley, & John Hughes.

NAYS: none

ABSENT: none


I hereby certify that above ordinance was published in the Maple Valley News, a newspaper of general circulation in the Village of Nashville, on 5-10-1988.


Dated: 5-10-1988                    

Rose Heaton

Village Clerk