Windermere town leaders will vote during the Aug. 11 Town Council meeting on an ordinance that would prohibit possession of alcoholic beverages in town parks.
Council members will discuss Ordinance No. 2020-05 pertaining to conduct in town parks and recreation areas. According to town documents, various Windermere parks have had a history of being pickup points for boaters and others for the purpose of distributing and consuming alcoholic beverages on the lakes or within parks.
The ordinance would revise the current Town Code to ban alcoholic beverages in or on public property, public recreation areas and public parks unless otherwise authorized or approved by Town Council. Additionally, police officers now will be allowed to conduct inspections of containers for alcoholic beverages.
Previous Ordinance 2015-05 adds to the Parks and Recreation section of the Code of Ordinances pertaining to the possession of alcoholic beverages within the town's parks.
According to the ordinance in discussion, Ordinance 2020-05 is necessary for the health, safety and welfare of town residents.
The Town Council meeting will take place at 6 p.m. via Zoom. To view the agenda and instructions for joining the meeting, click here.
Additional items the Windermere Town Council members will be discussing include the following:
- An ordinance allowing for backyard chickens
- Design for paving Old Dirt Main (second to Rubio property)
- Ward Trail Concept