[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Beacon as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 2-5-1990 by resolution]
Editor's Note: The preamble to this resolution read as follows:
Whereas, the proliferation of drugs in our society is recognized as one of the most threatening and dangerous problems being faced by our youth; and
Whereas, the Beacon City Council supports programs which educate our young people about the dangers of illegal narcotics and which seek to prevent abuse problems before they get started; and
Whereas, the New York State Division of Substance Abuse Services supports recently enacted legislation which allows municipalities to, in effect, create drug-free zones in areas frequented by children by providing for increased penalties for the sale of illegal drugs within 1,000 feet of school grounds; and
Whereas, such drug-free zones are intended to create a zone of safety for school children and to give moral support to young people who want to resist the use of illegal drugs; and
Whereas, the effective application of this program would require the cooperation of a variety of government agencies including the police, the courts, the district attorney, and the public and private school systems, now therefore, be it...
The Beacon City Council, the Beacon City School District, St. John the Evangelist School, St. Joachim's School and Beacon Christian Academy do hereby express their support for the implementation of a Drug-Free Zone Program, including the installation of appropriate signs around school grounds.
The Beacon City Council requests that the Public Works Department immediately begin the planning and implementation of this program by consulting with the appropriate City departments and other agencies to allow for the enforcement of the provisions of the Penal Law and the imposition of the increased penalty provisions set forth therein upon the proper creation of these drug-free zones.