§ 5-5. Consuming alcoholic beverages and possessing an open container in public areas.  


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  • It shall be unlawful for any person to consume an alcoholic beverage or possess an open container upon any public alley, highway, right-of-way, roadway, street, public or private parking lot used by the public, public park or any other public open space except as provided below:

    (1) A person may consume an alcoholic beverage or possess an open container in public open space approved for such purpose by the city commission under the provisions of chapter 23

    (2) A person may drink or consume an alcoholic beverage or possess an open container on a public alley, highway, right-of-way, roadway, street, public or private parking lot used by the public, public park or any other public open space with the approval and issuance of a special event permit by the city commission. In conjunction with the application, the applicant must secure a policy providing commercial general liability insurance in an amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) naming the City of Lake Wales as an additional insured. The applicant shall be responsible for providing notice to participants that alcoholic beverages may only be consumed in a clear plastic container not in excess of sixteen (16) ounces of capacity and within the area approved by the city commission.

(Ord. No. 2009-25, § 1, 10-20-09; Ord. No. 2011-03, § 3, 3-1-11)