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THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING

COUNTY OF MERCER, NEW JERSEY

ORDINANCE NO. ________

1st Reading _________________ Date to Mayor _________________

2nd Reading &


Public Hearing _________________ Date Returned _________________

Date Adopted: Date Resubmitted to Council ___________

_______________________________ Approved as to Form of Legality

Effective Date:

_______________________________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF EWING


IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER TO PROHIBIT SMOKING IN ALL TOWNSHIP BUILDINGS, IN ALL
TOWNSHIP VEHICLES, AND IN SPECIFIED AREAS OF TOWNSHIP PARKS AND OTHER PROPERTY

First Reading

MEMBER AYE NAY ABS NV RES SEC

Murphy

Apai

Steinmann

Wollert

Summiel

Second Reading

MEMBER AYE NAY ABS NV RES SEC

Murphy

Apai

Steinmann

Wollert

Summiel

By ____________________________Date _____________Accepted ______Rejected ______


Mayor

Reconsidered
By Council _________________________________Override Vote YEA ______NAY _____

__________________________________ _________________________________
President of the Council Municipal Clerk

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TOWNSHIP OF EWING

ORDINANCE NO. _________

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE REVISED GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE


TOWNSHIP OF EWING IN THE COUNTY OF MERCER TO PROHIBIT SMOKING IN ALL
TOWNSHIP BUILDINGS, IN ALL TOWNSHIP VEHICLES, AND IN SPECIFIED AREAS
OF TOWNSHIP PARKS AND OTHER PROPERTY

WHEREAS, tobacco is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the State of
New Jersey and the nation, and,

WHEREAS, tobacco smoke constitutes a substantial health hazard to the nonsmoking


majority of the public; and,

WHEREAS, the separation of smoking and nonsmoking areas in indoor and outdoor
public places does not eliminate the hazard to nonsmokers; and,

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Council of the Township of Ewing have determined that the
public interest requires certain measures to be established to eliminate the exposure of people to
environmental tobacco smoke in all Township buildings, parks and vehicles and on all Township
property, and that this Ordinance intends to: (1) protect the pubic health and welfare by
eliminating smoking in all Township buildings, parks and vehicles and on all Township property;
and (2) guarantees that the need to breath smoke-free air shall take priority over smoking.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of


Ewing that the Revised General Municipal Ordinances of the Township of Ewing are
supplemented as follows:

Section 1: Smoking shall be prohibited at all times at or on the following Township


properties or specified areas thereof:

A. All enclosed facilities owned, leased or operated by the Township of Ewing;

B. Within twenty-five (25) feet of any enclosed facilities and other structures located within all
parks, playgrounds, sports fields and recreational properties, owned, leased or operated by
the Township of Ewing or by the Ewing Township Recreation Commission; and

C. All vehicles owned, leased or operated by the Township of Ewing.

Section 2. Definitions. The following words and phrases, whenever used in this Ordinance
shall be construed as defined in this Section:

“Enclosed Facility” means all space between a floor and ceiling that is enclosed on all sides by
solid walls or windows, which extend from the floor to the ceiling.

“Smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, burning or carrying any lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or
other lighted tobacco product in any manner or in any form.

“Structures” means, but is not limited to, refreshment stands, playground equipment, bleachers,
baseball diamond dugouts, and pavilions.

Section 3. A “No Smoking” sign shall be clearly, sufficiently, and conspicuously posted at
every entrance to every Township-owned, leased or operated place where
smoking is prohibited by this Ordinance.

Section 4. Any person violating any provisions of this ordinance shall, upon conviction
thereof, be punished by a fine of:
A. Not more than One Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($100.00) for the first violation

B. Not more than Two Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($200.00), but no less than One
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Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($100.00), for the second violation; and

C. Not more than Five Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($500.00), but no less than Two
Hundred Dollars and Zero Cents ($200.00) for the third violation.

Section 5. No provision in this Ordinance shall be construed or interpreted to allow smoking


where it is otherwise restricted by other laws.

Section 6. This Ordinance shall take effect upon receipt after final passage and publication
according to law.

Section 7. Upon the effective date of this ordinance, the Township Clerk’s Office is hereby
instructed to immediately forward a certified copy of this ordinance to the
Township of Ewing Police Chief and Municipal Judge.

STATEMENT

This Ordinance prohibits smoking in all Township buildings and vehicles and in specified areas
in Township parks and other Township owned properties.

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