Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY



55-1.  Legislative intent.


It is the intent of the Village of New York Mills, New York, as an exercise of its police power to promote the general health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Village by enacting this chapter to limit and control the use and possession of open containers containing alcoholic beverages and the disposal of beverage containers on public land in the Village and to prevent public disorder, annoyance, disturbance and littering. 


55-2.  Definitions.


For the purpose of this chapter the following words shall have the meanings herein ascribed to them; all other words shall have the meanings normally ascribed to them in regular use. 

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE  -- Includes beer, wine and liquor and all other alcoholic beverages as more specifically defined by the New York State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.  

CONTAINER  -- Any bottle, can, glass or other receptacle suitable for or used to hold any liquid.  

PUBLIC LANDS  -- Any highway, street, park, sidewalk, cemetery, playground, parking area, school ground, exterior premises and adjoining property of any building duly licensed to sell alcoholic beverages within the building, or other public place of any nature within the limits of the Village.  


55-3.  Prohibition. 


A.  No person shall carry, transport, or have in his or her possession on or in any public land within the Village, any open container containing alcoholic beverage. 

B.  No person shall place, deposit, leave, abandon, break, smash or destroy any container in, on or upon any public land within the limits of the Village except in a waste receptacle placed on said public land for the purpose of depositing or discarding therein, waste material.   


55-4.  Exceptions.


So much of the foregoing provisions hereof as prohibit the carrying, transporting or possessing alcoholic beverages in an open container shall not apply to a specific alcoholic beverage in the case of a public event or gathering at which special permission has been granted by the Village for the purveying or dispensing and consumption of that specified alcoholic beverages and, if required, by the New York State Liquor Authority. 


55-5.  Penalties for offenses.


The violation of this chapter shall constitute a violation and a person found guilty thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250, imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both such fine and imprisonment.