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Draft Tobacco Ordinance- For Consideration

Below is the draft Text for review wiht the St Johnsbury Select Board regarding Tobacco Use on Town Property.  This ordinance is currently in draft form only for discussion with the Board.  The Board will be considering adopting this ordinance at the October 9 Special Select Board Meeting.  

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT
TO CHAPTER 8 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
OF THE TOWN OF ST. JOHNSBURY
DEALING WITH PROHIBITION OF TOBACCO USE
ON TOWN OWNED PROPERTY

Chapter 8 of the Code of Ordinances is amended to add Section 8-8 to read as follows:

Sec.8-8. Prohibition of Use of Tobacco on Town Owned Property

(a)    Purpose. The purpose of this section is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by prohibiting use of tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco, smoking/vaping and second hand smoke/vape on or upon Town owned property where people congregate and assemble for all purposes including, recreation and leisure.

(b)    Definitions.

(1)    "Tobacco products " shall mean smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco, snuff, as well as cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, vapor cigarettes, cigars, cheroots, stogies, refuse scraps, clippings, cuttings and sweepings of tobacco and all other kinds and forms of tobacco and tobacco substitutes and/or alternatives prepared in a manner suitable for smoking in a pipe and/or vape device or otherwise or for smoking.

(2)    "Tobacco Use" shall mean possession of lighted tobacco products, substitutes and/or alternatives including vaping. “Tobacco Use” shall also mean the use of smokeless tobacco products such as chewing tobacco, snuff or other smokeless tobacco products, where the product is placed in the gum, mouth, nose or otherwise placed in contact with the skin.

(3)       “Town Owned Property” shall mean all property owned in fee simple by the Town of St Johnsbury within the its corporate limits excluding however, all highways, streets and sidewalks.

(c)    Prohibition. Except as otherwise provided herein, Tobacco Use is prohibited on or upon Town Owned Property. This prohibition shall extend an additional twenty-five (25) feet beyond the physical boundaries of Town Owned Property, which together with Town Owned Property are hereby designated as tobacco-free areas.

(d)    Posting. The Town shall post and maintain signs or notices clearly and conspicuously identifying areas where the use of tobacco is prohibited with the words “No Tobacco Use”.

(e)    Enforcement.

(1)    Any person convicted of a violation or violations of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty, the fine for which shall be no less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and no more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), with a waiver penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00), for each such violation.

(2)    All municipal officials duly authorized to issue Vermont Municipal Complaints are authorized to issue complaints for violations of the provisions of this section.

 

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENT
TO CHAPTER 9 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES
OF THE TOWN OF ST. JOHNSBURY
DEALING WITH PARKS AND RECREATION

Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances is amended to add Article III entitled “Parks” to read as follows:

ARTICLE III. PARKS

DIVISION 1. GENERALLY

Sec. 9-66-9-67. Reserved.

Sec. 9-77. Town Owned Parks.

9.77.    Town owned parks shall include the following properties:

Park Name Parcel ID Location
Arnold Park 1V 100902 Main Street and Mt Pleasant   St.
Chet Buck Park 1V 041942 Concord Ave and Portland St.
Depot Square Park 1V 136043 51 Depot Square (Welcome   Center and Depot Square Park)
Four Season’s Park 1V100096 Main Street and Winter Street
Old Concord Ave Park 1V 041935 Concord Ave and Old Concord   Ave
Fred Mold Park 1V041968 Concord Ave (Fishing Pier)
Maple Street Park 1V 101907 Maple Street and North Ave
Peter Polly Park 013056982 US Route 2 E (East St J)
Ramsey Park 1V 131944 Concord Ave and Pleasant St.
South Park 1V 120699 Fairbanks Drive
Town Forest   Almshouse Road

9-78 – 9-80. Reserved.

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