City Ordinances

ARTICLE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

3–101. DEFINITIONS.

Unless otherwise expressly stated or the context clearly indicates a different intention, the following terms shall, for the purpose of this chapter, have the meanings indicated in this section.

(a) Alcohol – means the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever the origin thereof, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol but does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.

(b) Alcoholic Liquor – means alcohol, spirits, wine, beer and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wine or beer and capable of being consumed as a beverage by a human being, but shall not include any cereal malt beverage.

(c) Caterer – means an individual, partnership or corporation which sells alcoholic liquor by the individual drink, and provides services related to the serving thereof, on unlicensed premises which may be open to the public, but does not include a holder of a temporary permit selling alcoholic liquor in accordance with the terms of such permit.

(d) Cereal Malt Beverage – means any fermented but undistilled liquor brewed or made from malt or from a mixture of malt or malt substitute, but does not include any such liquor which is more than 3.2 percent alcohol by weight.

(e) Class A Club – means a premises which is owned or leased by a corporation, partnership, business trust or association and which is operated thereby as a bona fide nonprofit social, fraternal or war veterans’ club, as determined by the State of Kansas, for the exclusive use of the corporate stockholders, partners, trust beneficiaries or associates (hereinafter referred to as members), and their families and guests accompanying them.

(f) Class B Club – means a premises operated for profit by a Corporation, partnership or individual, to which members of such club may resort for the consumption of food or alcoholic beverages and for entertainment.

(g) Club – means a Class A or Class B club. (h) Drinking Establishment – means premises which may be open to the general public, where alcoholic liquor by the individual drink is sold.

(i) General Retailer – means a person who has a license to sell cereal malt beverages at retail.

(j) Limited Retailer – means a person who has a license to sell cereal malt beverages at retail only in original and unopened containers and not for consumption on the premises.

(k) Place of Business. – Any place at which cereal malt beverages or alcoholic beverages or both are sold.

(I) Temporary Permit – means a permit, issued in accordance with the laws of the State of Kansas, which allows the permit holder to offer for sale, sell and serve alcoholic liquor for consumption on unlicensed premises, open to the public.

(m) Wholesaler or distributor. – Any individuals, firms, Copartnerships, corporations and associations which sell or offer for sale any beverage referred to in this chapter, to persons, copartnerships, corporations and associations authorized by this chapter to sell cereai malt beverages at retail. (Code 2012)

3–102. RESTRICTION ON LOCATION.

(a) No alcoholic liquor shall be sold or served by a person holding a license or permit from the city whose place of business or other premises are located within 200 feet of any church, school, nursing home, library, or hospital, said distance to be measured from the nearest property line of such church, school, nursing home, library, or hospital, to the nearest portion of the building occupied by the premises.

(b) The distance location of subsection (a) above shall not apply to a club, drinking establishment, caterer or temporary permit holder when the license or permit applicant petitions for and receives a waiver of the distance limitation from the governing body. The governing body shall grant such a waiver only following public notice and hearing and a finding by the governing body that the proximity of the establishment is not adverse to the public welfare or safety.

(c) No license or permit shall be issued for the sale of alcoholic liquor if the building or use does not meet the zoning ordinance requirements of the city or conflicts with other city laws, including building and health codes. (Code 2012)

3-103. MINORS ON PREMISES. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 21 years to remain on any premises where the sale of alcoholic liquor is licensed for on-premises consumption, or where a caterer or temporary permit holder is serving alcoholic liquor.

(b) It shall be unlawful for the operator, person in charge or licensee of any premises licensed for on-premises consumption of alcoholic liquor or a caterer or temporary permit holder who is serving alcoholic liquor to permit any person under the age of 21 years to remain on the premises.

(c) This section shall not apply if the person under the age of 21 years is accompanied by his or her parent or guardian, or if the licensed or permitted premises derives not more than 30 percent of its gross receipts in each calendar year from the sale of alcoholic liquor for on-premises consumption. (Code 2012)

3–104. CONSUMPTION ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.

No person shall drink or Consume any alcoholic liquor on city owned public property. However, this prohibition shall not apply to the New Strawn Community Center and City Park shelter houses, which is property owned by the city. (K.S.A. Supp. 41-719, Code 2012)

3–105. PUBLIC SALE: CONSUMPTION.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, serve or dispense any cereal malt beverage or alcoholic beverage in any public place not licensed to sell, serve or dispense such beverage at such public place within or under the jurisdiction of the city.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to drink or consume any cereal malt beverage or alcoholic beverage in any public place not licensed to sell and serve such beverage for public consumption at such public place within or under the jurisdiction of the city.

(c) For purposes of this section, the term “public place” shall include upon any street, public thoroughfare, public parking lot or any privately owned parking area made available to the public generally, within any parked or driven motor vehicle situated in any of the aforesaid places or upon any property owned by the state or any governmental subdivision thereof unless such property is leased to others under K.S.A. 12–1740 et seq. if the property is being used for hotel or motel purposes or purposes incidental thereto or is owned or operated by an airport authority created pursuant to Chapter 27 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated. (K.S.A. 41-719; Code 2012)

3-106. OPEN CONTAINER.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to transport in any vehicle upon a highway or street any cereaf malt beverage or alcoholic beverage unless such beverage is:

(1) In the original, unopened package or container, the seal of which has not been broken and from which the original cap or cork or other means of closure has not been removed;

(2) In the locked, rear trunk or rear compartment or any locked outside compartment which is not accessible to any person in the vehicle while it is in motion or,

(3) in the exclusive possession of a passenger in a vehicle which is a recreational vehicle as defined by K.S.A. 75-1212 or a bus as defined by K.S.A. 81406, who is not in the driving compartment of such vehicle or who is in a portion of such vehicle from which the driver is not directly accessible.

(b) As used in this section highway and street have meanings provided by K.S.A. 8–1424 and K.S.A. 3-1473 and amendments thereto. (K.S.A. 8-1599; Code 2012)

3–107. CONSUMPTION WHILE DRIVING.

It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any cereal malt beverage or alcoholic beverage while operating any vehicle upon any street or highway. (K.S.A. 41-719, 41-2720; Code 2012)

3–108. IDENTIFICATION CARD.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to:

(1) Display, cause or permit to be displayed, or have in possession, any fictitious, fraudulently altered, or fraudulently obtained identification card for purposes relating to the sale, purchase or consumption of either cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor.

(2) Display or represent any identification card not issued to such person as being his or her card for purposes relating to the sale, purchase or consumption of either cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor.

(3) Permit any unlawful use of an identification card issued to a person for purposes relating to the sale, purchase or consumption of either cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor.

(4) Photograph, photostat, duplicate or in any way reproduce any identification card or facsimile thereof in such a manner that it could be mistaken for a valid identification card or display or have in possession any such photograph, photostat, duplicate, reproduction or facsimile for purposes relating to the sale, purchase or consumption of either cereal malt beverage or alcoholic liquor.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to:

(1) Lend any identification card to or knowingly permit the use of any identification card by any person under 21 years of age for use in the sale, purchase or consumption of any alcoholic liquor.

(2) Lend any identification card to or knowingly permit the use of any identification card by any person under 21 years of age for use in the sale, purchase or consumption of any cereal mast beverage. (Code 2012)

3-109. UNDERAGE PURCHASER.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to purchase or attempt to purchase any cereal malt beverage.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person under 21 years of age to purchase or

attempt to purchase any alcoholic liquor. (K.S.A. Supp. 41-727; Code 2012)

ΤΑΒLΕ ΟF CΟΝΤΕΝΤS

CHAPTER I. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER II. ANIMAL CONTROL AND REGULATION

CΗΑΡΤΕR III. BEVERAGES

CΗΑΡΤΕR IV. BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION

CΗΑΡΤΕR V. BUSINESS REGULATIONS

CHAPTER VI. ELECTIONS

CΗΑΡΤΕR VII. FIRE

CΗΑΡΤΕR VIII. HEALTH AND WELFARE

CΗΑΡΤΕR IX. MUNICIPAL COURT

CΗΑΡΤΕR X. POLICE (RESERVED)

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CΗΑΡΤΕR XI. PUBLIC OFFENSES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XII. PUBLIC PROPERTY

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIII. STREETS AND SIDEWALKS

CΗΑΡΤΕR XIV. TRAFFIC

CΗΑΡΤΕR XV. UTILITIES

CΗΑΡΤΕR XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING

APPENDIX A. CHARTER ORDINANCES

APPENDIX B. FRANCHISES