Town of Groton, MA
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Groton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Use of Town buildings — See Ch. 261.
[Adopted 8-29-1988]
[Amended 10-1-2018 ATM by Art. 14]
Chapter 759 of the Acts of 1987 requires that cities and towns designate smoking and non-smoking areas in public buildings. After requesting comment from employees and Town departments, the Select Board, on Monday, August 29, voted unanimously to adopt the following smoking policy for Town buildings under their control:
A. 
Town Hall: no smoking in all public areas. For security and privacy reasons, Police Department employees only may smoke in the communications area of the Police Department.
B. 
Legion Hall: no smoking.
C. 
Squannacook Hall: no smoking.
D. 
Center Fire Station: no smoking.
[Amended 4-22-1996]
E. 
West Groton Fire Station: no smoking.
[Amended 4-22-1996]
F. 
Lost Lake Fire Station: no smoking.
[Amended 4-22-1996]
Other requirements of the law are:
A. 
Completely enclosed private offices are exempt.
B. 
No smoking at any open public meetings.
C. 
Posting no-smoking notices at building entrances.
D. 
Posting signs in buildings indicating smoking and non-smoking areas.
E. 
Violations should be reported to the Select Board, who must respond in 15 days and file the complaint and response with the Department of Public Health.
[Amended 10-1-2018 ATM by Art. 14]
[Amended 10-1-2018 ATM by Art. 14]
Copies of the law and related information are available from the Select Boards's Office.
Departments which control their own buildings are encouraged to develop an appropriate policy which meets the requirements of the law.