Sec. 3-4. Consumption in public buildings prohibited.
(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to either possess any alcoholic beverage or consume any alcoholic beverage while in any fire station or in any publicly owned, rented or leased building such as, but not limited to, the parish courthouse, or its annex, office or department building, board or agency office, library, hospital, senior center or other such facility within the parish unless the parish council has received official written notification that alcoholic beverages will be served and/or consumed on the publicly owned, rented or leased premises for an event, activity or program to be held in said facility within the parish and the official written notification is received by the parish council five (5) days prior to the scheduled event, activity or program.
(b) Official written notification may be waived for fire stations in the event that inclement weather or extenuating circumstances has required the immediate use of the fire stations facilities for a specific event.
(c) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or imprisonment in the parish jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or both, at the discretion of the court.
Ord. No. 91-5.14, adopted, May 6, 1991, amended this chapter by adding provisions designated by the editor as § 3-4
Sec. 3-6. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in parking lots prohibited.
(a) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in the operation of any gasoline service station, grocery store, convenience store, gaming establishment, and/or barroom, or any other alcoholic beverage retail establishment providing parking for customers and selling alcoholic beverages at retail to permit or allow consumption of alcoholic beverages on the parking or driveway area or other outdoor area of the establishment.
(b) Penalty: Any person violating the provisions of section 3-6(a) shall be punished by a fine for a first and second offense of not more than two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) or imprisoned in the parish jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or both, at the discretion of the court. A third offense shall result in the revocation of the alcoholic beverage license.
(c) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to consume alcoholic beverages in the parking lot or outdoor area or any parking lot contiguous to any gasoline service station, grocery store, convenience store, gaming establishment, and/or barroom or any other alcoholic beverage retail establishment.
(d) Penalty: Any person violating the provisions of section 3-6(c) shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisonment in the parish jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or both, at the discretion of the court.
(e) Exception; permitting of outdoor areas surrounding barrooms or restaurants for alcoholic beverage consumption; approval process. The applicant shall file a no-fee permit application for said use with the director of planning and zoning. The department of planning and zoning shall post the applicant’s property with notice of the permit request for a period of five (5) days. If no negative commentary is received on the application from any property owner within five hundred (500) feet of the applicant’s affected property, the director may approve the application, with stated reasons. Should negative comment be received from eligible property owners, the permit application shall be forwarded to the council secretary for timely consideration (ordinance) by the parish council. Also, should the director disapprove the application in the absence of negative comment, the applicant may appeal the negative decision for consideration by the council. Barrooms which are immediately adjacent to residentially zoned properties shall not be eligible for application.
(f) Exclusions: The prohibitions contained in this section shall not apply to country clubs.
(Ord. No. 94-7-5, § I, 7-5-94; Ord. No. 94-10-1, 10-3-94; Ord. No. 97-8-1, §§ I, II, 8-5-97)