No Action Taken on Ironwood Tobacco Ordinance
Posted at: 01/14/2013 7:10 AM
| Updated at: 01/15/2013 9:59 AM
IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) - Officials in Ironwood did not vote on a proposal to ban tobacco use in parks in the Upper Peninsula community.
The Daily Globe of Ironwood reports (http://bit.ly/W50kJk ) Tuesday that no action could be taken Monday by City Commissioners because the proposal was considered the introduction of a new ordinance.
Officials had spent months working on the ordinance that would prohibit cigarette and cigar smoking and other tobacco uses, including chewing. Only Curry Park, a park for recreational vehicles, would be exempted from the tobacco ban.
Some commissioners and several residents criticized the plan Monday.
Festival Ironwood committee co-chair Keith Johnson told the commission that the ordinance might discourage some people from attending the festival at Depot Park.
Information from: Daily Globe, http://yourdailyglobe.com
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