[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Chautauqua 3-12-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Smoking is prohibited in all indoor places of employment of town employees under the jurisdiction and control of the Town of Chautauqua except in areas specifically designated for smoking.
Smoking is permitted in an enclosed office occupied by a person who smokes or if it is occupied by more than one person, provided that all persons in that office consent to smoking.
[Amended 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
Smoking is not permitted in any conference room or meeting room. Smoking is permitted in any enclosed private office if such office is occupied exclusively by smokers.
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.
Smoking shall be prohibited in auditoriums, rest rooms, classrooms, hallways, employee rooms or areas which contain photocopying equipment or other office equipment used in common, and in company vehicles occupied 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.
Smoking areas will be designated by the Town Board for employees who wish to smoke. Such smoking areas will be clearly marked by a sign stating "Smoking Permitted."
The smoking policy in Town Courts shall be no smoking.
Employees are encouraged to present any concerns to their supervisor and may register a complaint with the county enforcement officer.
The copy of this policy shall be posted upon the town bulletin board and in each separate building in which town employees work.
[Added 2-8-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993]
Upon request, the town will supply a copy of the smoking policy, as herein set forth, to any current or prospective employee.
Employees found smoking outside of designated smoking areas will be considered in violation of this policy and may be subject to the penalty prescribed by the State Health Commissioner and/or disciplinary action by the town.
[Amended 2-8-1993 by l.L. No. 1-1993]
The Code Enforcement Officer or his designee shall be designated an agent to assist in the enforcement of this policy by notifying employees who are in violation.