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(A) The Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County, Maryland, a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the state, owns certain property and facilities which were acquired and/or developed by the county with funding and assistance from the state, Department of Natural Resources, under Program Open Space. The county facilities include McHenry Park, Eastern Garrett County Park, Crellin Community Park, and Casselman Valley Soccer Complex (collectively, Program Open Space Property).
(B) The provisions of Md. Code, Art. 2B, § 19-202 prohibit a person from consuming any alcoholic beverage on public property unless authorized by the governmental entity that has jurisdiction over that property. The Act further provides, in § 19-203, that any local governmental entity that owns or otherwise has jurisdiction over the property may adopt standards providing for the authorization of the consumption of alcoholic beverages otherwise prohibited by the Act, if consistent with the intended use of the property by the general public.
(C) The county finds, and has found, that the consumption of alcoholic beverages on Program Open Space property is consistent with the intended use of that property by the general public when, and only when, the operators of the Program Open Space property have secured the appropriate authority and have been issued a license for the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the sale of such beverages by the Board of License Commissioners of Garrett County, Maryland, pursuant to the Act.
(1986 Code, § 202-1) (Res. 5-7-1997, passed 5-6-1997)