Town of Athens, NY
Greene County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Athens at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter may be known and cited as the "Smoking Control Law for the Town of Athens."
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor places under the jurisdiction and control of the Town of Athens except in areas specifically designated for smoking.
Smoking is permitted in an enclosed office occupied by a person who smokes or, if it is occupied by more than one person, provided that all persons in that office consent to smoking.
Smoking is not permitted in any conference room or meeting room or any enclosed private office unless all persons in such place consent to smoking.
No person shall carry a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe or other smoking material in any indoor hallway, passage or other common area while walking through such area.
Smoking areas will be designated by the Town Board. Such smoking areas will be clearly marked by a sign "Smoking Permitted."
The Superintendent of Highways shall designate in the highway garage or other building in which town highway employees work a specific smoking area (if one is required), clearly marked by a sign "Smoking Permitted."
The smoking policy in town courts shall be as promulgated by the Office of Court Administration.
Employees are encouraged to present any concerns to their supervisor and may register a complaint with the Town Supervisor.
A copy of this chapter shall be posted upon the town bulletin board and in each separate building in which town employees work.
Employees found smoking outside of designated smoking areas will be considered in violation of this chapter and may be subject to the penalty prescribed by the State Commissioner of Health.
The department supervisor shall be designated an agent to assist in the enforcement of this chapter by notifying employees who are in violation.