Glen Board deals with water, smoke and Code Red issues

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | Categories:
The board heard from representatives of the Southern Tier Tobacco Awareness group, who urged a ban on smoking in Clute Park, and from a woman complaining in a letter about smokers partaking of the habit on the sidewalk outside a youth center below her daughter's apartment. Smoking also took place in a nearby doorway, said the woman, who wondered if the board could ban such activity. Board members noted that there was a smoking policy adopted in 1990, but that it was so out of date that it permitted smoking in village buildings if it didn't offend anyone. State law has since superceded that, but the local law needs to be revised, the board said, with an eye toward the possibility of incorporating bans on smoking in parks, on ballfields, and perhaps in entryways. In the meantime, the issue of the sidewalk smoke could be settled by the property owner, it was suggested -- either by signage or by asking the smokers to relocate to a smoking area behind the building.
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