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