[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Milo 3-19-1990 (Ch. 45 of the 1997 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
This policy applies only to employees, contractors and public officers of the Town of Milo.
In the interest of providing a safe and healthy environment for employees and public visitors to our facilities, and in accordance with Article 13-E of the Public Health Law, the following smoking policy has been adopted by the Town of Milo:
Smoking is prohibited throughout our facilities except in designated smoking areas identified by SMOKING PERMITTED signs.
"Smoking permitted" areas will be designated only upon written request. Employees who are interested in having such an area should submit a request to their department head. The designation or nondesignation of a "smoking permitted" area by a department head may be subject to review and approval by the Town Board. Indoor areas which are accessible to the public will not be considered.
Smoking is not permitted in any conference room or meeting room or any enclosed private office unless all persons in such place consent to smoking.
No person shall carry a lighted cigarette, cigar or pipe or other smoking material in any indoor hallway, passage or other common area while walking through such area. The right of a nonsmoker to smoke-free air will prevail over an employee's desire to smoke.
Smoking shall be prohibited at all times in auditoriums, gymnasiums, rest rooms, elevators, classrooms, hallways, employee medical facilities and rooms or areas which contain photocopying equipment or other office equipment used in common, and in company vehicles by more than one person unless the occupants of such vehicle agree that smoking may be permitted.
Employee cafeterias, lunchrooms and lounges will contain nonsmoking areas as designated by the Town Board to meet employee demand.
The Superintendent of Highways shall designate in the highway garage or other building in which Town highway employees work a specific enclosed smoking area (if one is required) clearly marked by a sign SMOKING PERMITTED.
The smoking policy in Town Courts shall be as promulgated by the Office of Court Administration.
The copy of this policy shall be posted upon the Town bulletin board and in each separate building in which Town employees work.
Questions regarding implementation and enforcement of Article 13-E of the Public Health Law should be referred to the New York State Department of Health, Geneva District Office, North Street, Geneva, New York 14454 [phone (315) 789-3030]. Questions regarding the policy may be referred to the Town Board.