City of Augusta, ME
Kennebec County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Augusta 1-5-2012 by Ord. No. 11-190 (Ch. 6.5, Art. III, Div. 3, of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 215.
Smoking and all other tobacco use is prohibited at:
All City of Augusta owned parks and playgrounds.
City of Augusta owned athletic facilities. "Athletic facilities" means all ball fields, courts and their spectator area(s), including bleachers.
Except in specifically designated areas, provided a suitable location can be identified, at City of Augusta owned facilities to include: Augusta Civic Center, Buker Community Center, City Center, John Charest Public Works Compound, Lithgow Public Library, Naval Reserve — Police Department and Old Fort Western.
Sidewalks adjacent to parks, athletic facilities and grounds and which run parallel to City streets or state highways shall be exempt from this chapter.
The City's Facilities Manager, in consultation with the responsible staff person for each facility where the grounds are located, will determine and designate a location for a smoking area for both the public and City personnel.
Violators shall first be warned orally by the Police Department. Subsequent violations are subject to a minimum fine of $50 per occurrence.
Tobacco use on all school grounds is prohibited by state law at all times.
Tobacco use at City indoor facilities and outside exteriors within 20 feet from entryways, windows, vents and doorways, and in any location that allows smoke to circulate back into the building, is prohibited by state law at all times.
[Added 12-6-2012 by Ord. No. 12-181]
Tobacco use within 20 feet from any child at designated school bus stops within the City limits is prohibited.
The designated school bus stops are posted annually on the City of Augusta, Maine School Department website.
Excluded: designated bus stops where the only children present come from the same family unit (i.e., rural areas where children are picked up at the end of their driveway).