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8/2/2011 10:40:00 PM
Prescott Valley council to discuss ordinance on underage drinking
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PRESCOTT VALLEY - The Town Council plans to discuss a proposed ordinance dealing with underage drinking when it meets Thursday evening.

The proposed ordinance will provide police officers with an enforcement tool to curb drinking among the under-21 crowd by deterring party hosts, property owners or both from repeatedly hosting or allowing parties where minors drink alcohol.

It establishes a $100 fine for anyone responsible for a "nuisance party." It defines a nuisance party as a gathering of five or more people on private property in which anyone under 21 drinks alcohol and causes a disturbance in the neighborhood.

The council scheduled the discussion on the proposed ordinance and a prescription card program in partnership with Yavapai County. An executive session on the Big Chino Water Ranch project will follow the work/study meeting.

The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and takes place in the library auditorium, 7401 E. Civic Circle.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011
Article comment by: Back in the Day...

So far, no one posting has hit upon what I consider to be the obvious....law enforcement would be able to invade YOUR private property to see if anyne under 21 has had a drink!
What happened to "PRIVATE property?"
When I was about 17-18 years old, my dad informed me that when it was time, he and my mom would "teach me to drink properly," which, incidentally, they did. Occassionally I was allowed a small glass of wine,or a "taste" of a scotch and soda. AT HOME. Under my parents supervision.
Under this proposed ordinance, my father would be a criminal and ordered to pay a fine.

Certainly under aged drinking parties should be discouraged and if an older teenager has had even a TASTE, should not be allowed to leave the premises, especially in a vehicle. But to criminalize a parent such as mine for teaching their children responsible behavior in drinking alcohol, in their own HOME, is outrageous.

Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011
Article comment by: Why New Laws

Just enforce the ones currently on the books. You're waisting time and money you don't have.

Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011
Article comment by: John Q. Citizen

This is scary, I find myself in agreement with all the comments so far.
Lets make it illegal to break multiple laws. AND, we'll fine em $100.... Wow!

Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011
Article comment by: Just Saying

Why are they doing this? There is already laws that prohibit underage drinking and giving minors alcohol. And if we really want to get technical, noise ordinances are already on the books for those who throw large, loud, obnoxious parties, regardless of age. This seems excessive, and unnecessary. Start enforcing the laws we already have, not imposing new ones that mirror old laws. If this is somehow about generating more revenue (which I suspect it is), why not simply raise the current fines for underage drinking/contributing to the delinquency of a minor by $100' if that's all their after?

Posted: Thursday, August 04, 2011
Article comment by: Mr. Green Jeans

I've often wondered- If a candidate ran for office on a platform of "We have enough laws, let's get rid of the ones we don't use and enforce the others" -would they get elected? Geez, they'd have my vote! This is just more BS to pile on someone for underage drinking, a law already on the books. Yeah, and this comment from someone in geezerhood, not a teen!

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Article comment by: Nelly Brown

WOW are you joking me? I love the way you all sit around and make up stupid laws to waste some more of the tax payers money! And then the tax payer get to pay again when there child gets in trouble for the same things that we all did back in the day! BACK OFF leave these kids alone you are ruining them even before they have a chance. Our laws are setting them up for failure! That is why we are building a new juvenile hall even though the tax paying voters, voted against it!

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Article comment by: Agree With Gus

Instead of spending $ to make more laws, for things that we already have laws for, WHY DON'T THEY SPEND THE $$$ ON ENCOURAGING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF VENUES FOR KIDS AND TEENS? Oh, that's right, we don't want kids and teens around here, we want retirees only, and people with NO kids to come take care of those retirees! I hate this place, more and more everyday!

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Article comment by: Can you hear me yet?

Good plan have both towns in one county district, bring on the pipeline and fain will have a prison yet.

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Article comment by: Note the bugaboo word, EXECUTIVE SESSION!

Getting awfully tired of the Prescott and PV councils and their 'executive sessions' on their wish to drain the Verde and spend some $ 200,000,000 for a pipeline to help out the investor/developer/ construction trade cabal. Sneaky secrets! Disgusting. Do they really believe we the people cannot understand what they are talking about? AND ISN'T IT TIME FOR US TO VOTE ON THIS!!!

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Article comment by: David Lundy

Good Grief! Don't you people have enough to do? It is already against the law for minors to consume alcohol. It is already against the law to furnish alcohol to minors. Those two laws provide plenty of tools for law enforcement to do their job. Leave this alone and get on with your jobs of running the town.

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Article comment by: Tom Steele

The Big Chino project should be discussed in public. It's Prescott's project. Our participation takes money out of our pockets to support lawyers and PR funding. We should see the deliberation of Mayor Skoog, the council and Mr. Tarkowski's input on this expensive issue.

Posted: Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Article comment by: Gus Patrick

Why doesn't the city just have its police enforce A.R.S. 13-3613 (Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor)? The fines that can be imposed are much higher than the $100 this proposed ordnance has.
It just seems it would be more prudent for the city to enforce current laws, and encourage the establishment of venues for kids and teens.
What we really need is an ordnance that will charge $100 to every council member and city staffer that promotes or proposes such "nuisance ordinances". A nuisance ordinance would be defined as any ordinance that could be equally or more effectively enforced by current state law.

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