TOWN OF WENTWORTH

ORDINANCE RELATIVE TO PROHIBITING OPEN CONTAINERS OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OR LIQUOR IN CERTAIN PLACES WITHIN THE TOWN OF WENTWORTH NEW HAMPSHIRE

Pursuant to RSA 41:11 and 47:17, it is hereby ordained by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Wentworth, New Hampshire, as follows:

  1. ACTIONS PROHIBITED: No person shall carry, transport, possess or otherwise have under his control any intoxicating liquor, within the limits of or upon any way, sidewalk, municipal parking lot, park or common, public building or grounds of any public building, within the limits of the town of Wentworth, New Hampshire, except in the original container and with the seal unbroken.
  2. PENALTY: Any person who violates the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined a minimum of fifty ($50.00) dollars but not more than one thousand ($1,000) dollars for each violation.
  3. EXCEPTIONS: This Ordinance shall not apply under any of the circumstances excepted in RSA 265:81, V [as amended from time to time], or in those specific areas, grounds, or buildings authorized to serve liquor pursuant to a license issued by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission under RSA 178.
  4. DEFINITIONS:
  5. “Intoxicating Liquor” as used herein shall have the same meaning as defined in RSA 21:33.
  6. “Public Building” means any local government or school offices, facilities, or buildings.
  7. “Way” as used herein shall have the same meaning as defined in RSA 259:125.

This ordinance shall replace any previous Town of Wentworth Ordinance relative to public drinking and open containers of alcoholic beverages or liquor.

  1. EFFECTIVE DATE:

This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and supersede any previous ordinance until amended or repealed by appropriate authority.

Signed this_________ day of ______________________, 2003.

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Francis Muzzey, Chairman

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Edward Baker

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Palmer Koelb

Board of Selectmen Wentworth, New Hampshire

Received on __________ day of ___________________, 2003 at ___________.

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Linda Brown, Town Clerk

A Public Hearing on this Ordinance was held on July 24, 2003 per RSA 47:18.