Franklin City Council Approves Smoking Ban

| September 9, 2014

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Members of Franklin’s City Council approved the final reading of an ordinance banning smoking in all city-owned outdoor recreation areas, parks, and river front facilities at their meeting on Monday evening.

The ban will not include the boat launch or the baseball and softball fields. A zone extending 25-feet around the outside border of the field or fence surrounding the field area will also be exempt from the smoking ban.

The ordinance passed with a vote of 6 to 1.

The council also approved the first reading of an amendment to the ordinance dissolving the city’s General Authority. The ordinance now states the authority has until February 1,2015 to hand over all assets to the city.

Originally, the authority had a timeframe of only 45 days after August 18, to make the transition.

The timeframe was pushed back to ensure the transfer benefited the public first, according to sources.

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