[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of Upper Moreland Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 153.
[Adopted as Title 11, Ch. 4, of the 1977 Code]
Editor's Note: This chapter was adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 992; reenacted 6-6-1983 by Ord. No. 1022 and amended 9-6-1988 by Ord. 1165; 3-20-1989 by Ord. No. 1181; 6-12-1989 by Ord. No. 1189; and 7-15-1991 by Ord. No. 1260.
The provisions of this article are designed to secure, promote and protect the public health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the residents of Upper Moreland Township and to reduce the dangers of fire within the school buildings and facilities of the Township.
The following terms, when used in this article, shall have these stated meanings:
- A learning institution or facility within the Township, including vocational-technical schools and intermediate units.
- Possession of a cigarette, pipe, cigar or similar object which is ignited or lit and emits smoke.
- TOBACCO USE
- Includes smoking and the use of any smokeless tobacco.
Except as hereinafter provided in § 274-4 of this article, smoking or tobacco use shall be prohibited in the Township Building, all school buildings, school buses, school facilities and vocational-technical facilities within the Township of Upper Moreland.
Removal of signs prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to remove, obscure, deface, mutilate or destroy any posted "No Smoking" or "Smoking Area" signs.
The school authorities may designate specific safe areas where smoking shall be permitted in each school building or facility, which shall be posted "Smoking Area" and shall be subject to the approval of the Fire Marshal.
Ash trays. Where smoking is permitted, noncombustible ash trays or match receptacles shall be provided at convenient locations within the designated area.
"No Smoking" signs. The Fire Marshal, or other designated official, is hereby authorized to order and direct the posting of "No Smoking" signs in the entrance of the Township Building and each school building or facility and in all school buses. The content, lettering, size, color and location of the required "No Smoking" signs shall be subject to the approval of the Fire Marshal.
"Smoking Area" signs. The Fire Marshal, or other designated official, is hereby authorized to order and direct the posting of "Smoking Area" signs in those areas where employees shall be permitted to smoke.
The primary responsibility for the enforcement of this article shall be with a designated official. The Fire Marshal shall have secondary enforcement responsibilities of this article.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution for each violation or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 90 days for each violation.