UPDATE 6/1/13 – The Harrietstown Town Board passed this law unanimously at their meeting on May 23rd. You can read a second article on this issue in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Way to go Harrietstown!
The Town of Harrietstown in Franklin County has scheduled a public hearing on May 23rd at 6PM for comments on a proposed smoke-free policy. Exerpt from Adirondack Daily Enterprise Article:
The law says the board has determined that the use of tobacco products – including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff – should be prohibited “to protect public health, safety and general welfare by eliminating exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and residue.”
It would prohibit the use of tobacco in the following locations:
the front steps and around the outside of the town hall
LaTour Park, located on Lake Colby across from Adirondack Medical Center
The Rotary Baseball Field, located next to the Saranac Lake Civic Center
The Elks Baseball Field on John Munn Road
Dewey Mountain Recreation Center
The Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear, except in designated “smoking areas.”
The law also bans spitting tobacco or tobacco juice, and tossing cigarette or cigar butts on any of the same properties.
“Any person who violates any provision of this local law may be requested to not use the tobacco product, may lose his or her privileges to use the grounds or facilities, and/or may be requested to leave the property,” the law states.