Wilkinson County, Georgia

 

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF WILKINSON COUNTY. PROVIDING FOR THE REGULATION OF THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN PUBLIC STREETS, PUBLIC PARKING LOTS; TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR VIOLATIONS OF SAID ORDINANCE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of Wilkinson County, Georgia, pursuant to the authority of O.C.G.A. 36-1-20, and it is hereby resolved by authority of same, as follows:

  1. It shall be unlawful for any person to drink, consume, transport, carry or possess any alcoholic beverage, except in the original package and with the seal unbroken, on the public street, sidewalk, parkway, public parking lot or semipublic parking lot. The term "semi-public parking lot" shall include any area wherein motor vehicles are parked by the public in conjunction with any business, enterprise, commercial establishment, office building or apartment building.
  2. Jurisdiction over the prosecution of any such offenses shall be in the Magistrate Court of Wilkinson County, Georgia.
  3. Any person convicted of consumption of alcoholic beverage on public streets or parking areas shall be punished by payment of a fine not exceeding $500.00 or imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not exceeding sixty (60) days, or both.
  4. All ordinances or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Enacted this 6th day of August 1985 by the Wilkinson County Board of Commissioners.

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