The Town of Old Lyme ("Town") is committed to maintaining and improving the health and well-being of the community and has determined that the prohibition of all smoking and tobacco product use at, on or near Town facilities is a matter of public health. Therefore, the following policy is adopted by the Board of Selectmen, and will become effective on May 1, 2017:
No person shall smoke (e.g. cigarette, pipe, cigar, electronic cigarette, hookah pipe) or use any form of tobacco (e.g. chewing tobacco) at, on or within twenty-five (25) feet of any Town facility, except in specially designated areas, or in any Town-owned vehicle.
Town facilities specifically include, but are not limited to, Memorial Town Hall; Lymes' Senior Center; Police Station; Public Works Garage; Animal Control; Transfer Station; Firehouses at Lyme Street, Cross Lane, and Boughton Road; Cross Lane Park; Hains Park; Town Woods Park; White Sand Beach; Sound View Beach; and all Town owned, leased or rented buildings, athletic fields, playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, Open Space, and/or hiking trails.
Appropriate signage about this policy will be posted at all Town facilities, and any designated location where smoking and/or use of tobacco products is permitted will be clearly identified and posted.
This policy shall apply to all persons using Town facilities. Use of Town facilities is contingent upon compliance with this policy.
The public may direct complaints of violations of this policy on Board of Selectmen contact form.