[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palisades Park as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Sale of tobacco products — See Ch. 318.
[Adopted 3-19-2013 by Ord. No. 1595]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also superseded former Art. I, Municipal Buildings, adopted 3-21-1996 by Ord. No. 1236.
Smoking be and hereby is prohibited within or on all property owned by the Borough, including parks and recreation areas, except as otherwise provided herein.
The following words and terms shall be defined as set forth below. All other terms, words and phrases not defined herein shall be given their customary meaning.
- BOROUGH PROPERTY
- That indoor and outdoor property, including but not limited to buildings, structures, playing or athletic fields, parks, and open spaces.
- Any individual.
- Any building, structure, public works facility, parking lot, open space, parks, recreation areas, and any other real property owned by the Borough of Palisades Park.
- The inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying of any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other combustible tobacco product in any manner or in any form.
Smoking areas may be designated in vehicle parking areas outside of the public property and buildings covered by this article. Said areas shall bear signs specifically designating that they are smoking areas. Except for those specified areas, no smoking shall be permitted in any area of Borough-owned property or any areas immediately outside and adjacent to the public building, structure, public works facility, parking lot, open space, park, or recreation area.
"No Smoking" signs shall be clearly and conspicuously posted by the Borough at all public properties and shall reference the applicable Code provision herein. The color of such signs, when not of the international type, shall have letters that are distinct, contrasting to the background and easily read. Letters shall have a minimum height of 3/4 of an inch and should be posted in English and such other languages as the Borough Council shall decide.
The provisions of this article shall be enforceable by a police officer, the Health Officer or his designee or a Building Department employee.
Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $500 for each violation. A person found guilty of a second or subsequent offense shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500. Any person found guilty of defacing or removing "No Smoking" signs which are required by this article shall be subject to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $500, plus the costs of replacing the sign. Any juvenile adjudicated to have violated the provisions of this article shall be subject to such penalties, fines or other discipline as may be imposed upon an adult pursuant to this article.