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Town of Hiles

Resolution 01-2000

Use of Tobacco Products on Town Property

WHEREAS Section 101.123 of the Statutes of the State of Wisconsin, commonly known as the Clean Indoor Act, prohibits smoking in public buildings except in those area specifically designated as "smoking permitted areas", and

WHEREAS the Clean Indoor Air Law does not require the Town of Hiles to designate smoking areas in buildings owned or leased by the Town of Hiles, and

WHEREAS according to the Wisconsin Division of Health, smoking is the single most preventable cause of death, and

WHEREAS local government has a responsibility to protect the health, welfare, and safety of its employees and the general public,


SECTION 1: Intent

The Town of Hiles finds and concludes that tobacco use contributes to health problems, both directly through the use of tobacco products and indirectly to non-tobacco users through involuntary inhalation of tobacco smoke. Accordingly, the Town of Hiles finds it is necessary to protect the health, welfare, safety, and comfort of the public and this resolution in enacted in furtherance of that goal and the goal of reducing the health risks associated with tobacco use in Town of Hiles buildings and property which are either owned or leased by the Town of Hiles.

SECTION 2: Definitions

A. "Tobacco Products" has the meaning given in Section 139.75(12), Wis. Stats. And includes the following: cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobaccos, and other kinds of tobacco suitable for chewing and/or smoking in a pipe.

B. "Use of Tobacco Products" means smoking, carrying or possessing a lighted tobacco product, chewing tobacco, or otherwise using a tobacco product for its intended purpose.

C. "Town Buildings and Property" means any enclosed building or property owned or leased by the Town of Hiles. This definition includes, but is not limited to the Town Hall, Town Shop, Fire Department locations, and Town owned or leased vehicles and any and all other enclosed building owned or leased by the Town of Hiles.

SECTION 3: Tobacco Use Prohibited

It shall be unlawful and a violation of this section for any person, whether employed by the Town of Hiles, an elected official, or a member of the public, to use tobacco products in any Town building or property defined herein.

SECTION 4: Effective Date

The policies described in this resolution shall be effective on August 1, 2000.

Adopted by the Town of Hiles Board this 12th day of July, 2000.

Attest ____________________________

                    Town Clerk


                   Town Chair


                   Town Supervisor


                   Town Supervisor


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