Township of Lacey, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Lacey 3-28-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-04. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this ordinance is to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2 by prohibiting smoking in certain areas of the Township.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
MUNICIPALLY OWNED FACILITIES
All public buildings owned or leased or rented by the Township of Lacey upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather, including all adjacent facilities, including but not limited to any parking area, driveway or lane. The facilities shall include the Municipal Building Complex located at 818 Lacey Road, consisting of the Municipal Building (also known as Block 1837, lot 5) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes; the Police Department (also known as Block 1837, lot 5) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes; the Recreation Department (also known as Block 1837, lot 5) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes; the Public Works Facility and Recycling Center (also known as Block 1837, lot 5) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes; the Community Hall and Worden House (also known as Block 284, lot 1.01) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes; the Food Bank Complex (also known as Block 275, lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 15) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes; the Schoolhouse Museum (also known as Block 276, lot 18) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes; and the Lacey MUA Offices (also known as Block 276, lots 13, 14, 15) and the adjacent grounds, parking area, driveways and lanes.
SMOKING
The burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from, or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter or substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device.
A. 
Smoking is hereby prohibited in any area of or on the grounds of the properties owned, leased or rented by the Township of Lacey as listed in the definitions under "municipally owned facilities."
B. 
Notice of the prohibitions contained in this article shall be conspicuously posted by signs stating "No Smoking" and shall reference applicable Code provisions.
C. 
"No Smoking" signs or the international no-smoking symbol (consisting of a pictorial representation of a burning cigarette enclosed in a red circle with a diagonal red line through its cross-section) shall be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted in all areas regulated by this chapter. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
This chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department or Code Enforcement Officer of the Township of Lacey.
Any person who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or community service of not more than 90 days, and/or by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days or any combination of fine, community service and imprisonment, as determined in the discretion of the Municipal Court Judge.