[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Highlands as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following smoking policy is adopted for places of employment for the employees of the Town of Highlands to be effective on March 1, 1990.
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor places of employment of town employees under the jurisdiction and control of the Town of Highlands except in areas specifically designated for smoking.
Smoking is permitted in an enclosed office occupied by a person who smokes or if it is occupied by more than one person, provided all persons in that office consent to smoking.
Smoking is not permitted in the board room or the court meeting room or any enclosed private office unless all persons in such place consent to smoking. No person shall carry a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe or other smoking material in any indoor hallway, passage or other common area while walking through such area.
Smoking shall be prohibited in rest rooms, hallways, and rooms or areas which contain photocopying equipment or other office equipment used in common, and in company vehicles occupied by more than one person unless the occupants of such vehicle agree that smoking may be permitted.
Smoking areas will be designated by the Town Board for employees who wish to smoke. Such smoking areas will be clearly marked by a sign "Smoking Permitted." The Superintendent of Highways shall designate in the highway garage or other building in which town highway employees work a specific enclosed smoking area (if one is required) clearly marked by a sign "Smoking Permitted."
The smoking policy in town courts shall be as promulgated by the Office of Court Administration.
Employees are encouraged to present any concerns to their supervisor and may register a complaint with the County Enforcement Officer. The copy of this policy shall be posted upon the town bulletin board and in each separate building in which town employees work.
Employees found smoking outside of designated smoking areas will be considered in violation of this policy and may be subject to the penalty prescribed by the State Commissioner of Health.
Effective November 1, 1994, the Supervisor shall implement the following smoking policy for town buildings:
Smoking shall not be permitted and no person shall smoke in the following area, except in designated smoking areas. Such smoking area shall not include any indoor area open to the public.
All indoor areas of the Town Hall.
All indoor areas of the VFW/Ambulance Building.
Roe Park Recreation Building.
All indoor areas of the Fort Montgomery Sewer Plant.
In the Dial-A-Bus.
In the town police vehicles.
In town ambulances.
In the town highway garage building.
In town police trailers/headquarters.
A smoking area has been established in the Highway Superintendent's Office, and an area has been established for employees in the Town Hall basement.