At a particular assembly Monday night time, Beatrice's metropolis council mentioned revising her smoking coverage to ban smoking within the parks.
Tobias Tempelmeyer, Metropolis Administrator, mentioned present legal guidelines prohibit smoking in buildings, metropolis automobiles and Beatrice Water Park.
"What we try to do is to incorporate the Sertoma Astro Splash Pad, the skate park positioned close to Middle Road and Court docket Road, lower than 25 toes from any playground after which inside 25 toes. any basketball, tennis or soccer subject. a subject, a baseball subject, a softball court docket or a non-smoking spectator, "mentioned Tempelmeyer.
Tempelmeyer acknowledged that smoking wouldn’t be banned in picnic areas, trails or campgrounds.
The ban would additionally embrace using the digital cigarette.
Tempelmeyer acknowledged that "No Smoking" indicators can be positioned within the parks, however that there can be no legal sanction for smoking.
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Beth Schuster of Pickrell, who drew the council's consideration to smoking within the parks, mentioned she agreed with their answer.
"While you're in Hannibal Park and also you watch the youngsters play, folks smoke not solely within the stands, but in addition within the dugout as a result of the coach couldn’t prepare … At this level, I feel youngsters don’t should be round smoking [thinking] it's cool to smoke, "Schuster mentioned. We don’t want youngsters who smoke. "
Councilor Wealthy Kerr is in settlement.
"Being the one smoker on the board, I don’t have an issue," Kerr mentioned. "I don’t smoke with little children after I'm in these parks. I don’t assume it's a very good mannequin to indicate that to those youngsters. "
A board member, Bob Morgan, requested council to evaluation and probably ban vaping inside the metropolis limits.
A vote to evaluation the coverage was not made in the course of the assembly.
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