Borough of Wood-Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wood-Ridge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-21-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-9]
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meaning:
ENCLOSED AREA
All areas between a floor and a ceiling, extending to the outer perimeter walls of a structure.
MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Includes all structures and property owned, leased, rented and/or operated by Wood-Ridge, and/or occupied by employees and used for official business of Wood-Ridge.
PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
Includes all public parks, playgrounds, ball fields, swimming pools, plazas publicly owned or leased by Wood-Ridge, and all property owned or leased by Wood-Ridge upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for recreational activities, including all areas adjacent to such facilities, including but not limited to sidewalks, any parking area, driveway or drive aisle.
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 shall be prohibited in all municipal buildings as defined herein. 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 at each municipal building entrance and within each closed area where smoking is prohibited by this section. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrasts in color with the sign, indicating that smoking is prohibited therein. The sign shall also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
B. 
Smoking shall be prohibited within a thirty-five-foot radius of all entrances of all municipal buildings. 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 both on the building and at the thirty-five-foot perimeter of all entrances of all municipal buildings where smoking is prohibited by this section. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which shall also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
C. 
Smoking shall be prohibited in all public parks and recreation facilities owned or leased by Wood-Ridge and all property owned or leased by Wood-Ridge upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for recreational activities, including all areas adjacent to such facilities, including, but not limited to, any parking area, driveway or drive aisle, which have been designated with no-smoking signs. 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 section. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrasts in color with the sign, indicating that smoking is prohibited at the designated area. The sign shall also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
D. 
Smoking shall be prohibited in any municipal vehicle registered to Wood-Ridge.
Unless another penalty is expressly provided by New Jersey statute, every person convicted of a violation of this article or any supplement thereto shall be subject to the violation and penalty provisions set forth in § 1-3 of the Code of the Borough of Wood-Ridge.
This article shall be enforced by the Wood-Ridge Police Department or the Health Department.
Any citizen may inform any person perceived to be violating this article of the provisions of this article.