Borough of Fort Lee, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fort Lee 5-8-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 293.
As used in this chapter, the terms below shall have the following meanings:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Fort Lee.
PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
All public parks, playgrounds, ball fields, publicly owned or leased by the Borough and all property owned or leased by the Borough 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.
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 parks and recreational facilities 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 entrances to parks and recreational facilities and within each area where smoking is prohibited by this chapter. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrast 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 the front entrance of all parks and recreational facilities. 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 the thirty-five-foot perimeter of the front entrance of all parks and recreational facilities where smoking is prohibited by this chapter. The signs shall be clearly visible to the public and shall contain letters or a symbol which contrast in color with the sign, indicating that smoking is prohibited therein. The sign shall also indicate that violators are subject to a fine.
Enforcement of this chapter shall be within the authority of the Police Department, Fire Department, Recreation Department, Public Works Department and Health Department of the Borough.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $250 for the first offense, $500 for the second offense and $1,000 for each subsequent offense. Any municipal employee found in violation of this chapter may also be subject to discipline in accordance with the provisions of the Borough's policies and procedures.