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Township of Carneys Point, NJ
Salem County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Carneys Point 3-11-1992 by Ord. No. 522. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Smoking is prohibited in all portions of the following government buildings owned by Carneys Point Township: Carneys Point Township Municipal Building, Carneys Point Township Construction Code Office and Carneys Point Township Public Works Building.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
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 any electronic smoking device.
[Amended 3-5-2014 by Ord. No. 891]
All places and buildings affected by this chapter shall be posted with signs, to be exhibited at all entrances to each building with letters at least one inch in height, stating SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THIS BUILDING. The letters shall contrast in color with the sign.
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $100.
[Added 3-5-2014 by Ord. No. 891]
No persons shall smoke within the boundaries of public parks, playgrounds, ball fields, recreation and similar areas that are owned or otherwise possessed by the Township of Carneys Point upon which the public is invited or upon which the public is permitted and where individuals gather for outdoor or recreational activities, including all areas adjacent to the facilities, including, but not limited to, the parking area or driveway. Areas covered by this prohibition will be designated with "no smoking" signs.
[Added 3-5-2014 by Ord. No. 891]
This chapter shall be enforced by the Township Police Department.
[Added 3-5-2014 by Ord. No. 891]
Any person observed to be in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be issued a court summons and may be subject, at the discretion of the court, to the following penalties:
A warning or fine not exceeding $50 for a first offense.
A fine not less than $50 but not exceeding $100 for a second offense.
A fine not less than $100 but not exceeding $200 for a third and subsequent offense.