[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Johnson City as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-18-2012 by L.L. No. 13-2012]
Editor’s Note: Former § 230-2, Designation of smoking areas, was repealed 12-18-2012 by L.L. No. 13-2012.
Conflicts should be brought to the attention of the appropriate supervisory personnel. Employees may also file a formal complaint with the Broome County Commissioner of Health.
Employees found smoking outside of designated smoking areas will be considered in violation of this policy and may be subject to penalties.
[Adopted 11-16-2010 by L.L. No. 9-2010]
Use of tobacco products within all publicly owned or leased swimming pools and pool grounds, public parks, playgrounds, ball fields, spectator areas and all other recreational areas leased or owned by the Village shall be prohibited within the Village of Johnson City.
“Publicly owned or leased swimming pools and pool grounds, public parks, playgrounds, ball fields, and all other recreational areas leased or owned by the Village” shall mean any place or area within the Village upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where children gather for recreational activities.
Any person who has been found to have violated this article shall be subject to the following:
For an offense by any, a fine of no less than $50 and a maximum of $1,000 per offense will be issued; or
At the judge’s discretion, the judge may suspend the fine in lieu of attendance by the offender, at his or her own expense, in a smoking cessation program recommended by the local health department including the dangers of smoking, tobacco use and secondhand smoke.
The Village will attach permanent signage indicating “Tobacco-Free Zone” at all such publicly owned or leased playgrounds, athletic fields and spectator areas, swimming pools and pool grounds, and all other public parks and recreation areas leased or owned by the Village.