[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Maple Shade 10-22-2015 by Ord. No. 2015-17. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
- MUNICIPAL BUILDING
- Includes all structures owned and/or operated by the Township of Maple Shade and/or occupied by Township employees and/or used for the conduct of official business of the Township.
- PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
- Includes all public parks, playgrounds, athletic fields and parking lots publicly owned by the Township of Maple Shade and all property owned by the Township 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.
- 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.
Smoking shall be prohibited in the Municipal Building, Police headquarters, Public Works office, Rescue building, Collins Lane House, clubhouse at Main Street soccer field and in any other municipal building." No Smoking" signs or the international no-smoking symbol in accordance with N.J.S.A. 26:3D-55 shall be posted at the entrance to each municipal building facility.
Smoking shall be prohibited in all public parks and recreation facilities, athletic fields, playgrounds, and any other recreational facilities owned and/or operated by the Township of Maple Shade upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for recreational and leisure activities, including all areas adjacent to such facilities, including but not limited to any parking area, driveway or drive aisle which has been designated with "No Smoking" signs.
Smoking shall be prohibited in any vehicle registered, owned and operated by the Township of Maple Shade.
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. In addition, any municipal employee found in violation of this chapter may also be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Township's policies and procedures governing discipline.
The provisions set forth under this chapter shall be enforced by the Maple Shade Police Department, Code Enforcement Officer or other official so designated by the Township Manager.