All tobacco ban in Ohio

The chairman of the Ohio Board of Regents said he was surprised by the lack of response is bad so far, its proposal was accepted unanimously on Monday urging the public colleges and universities to ban all tobacco from their campuses.

“Will it be a walk in the park? It will not,” said James Tuschman, the lawyer of Toledo. “There will be several major groups, which are likely to discuss it, but I think in the long term, most of our institutions will adopt this policy.”

The board is the coordinator for the 14 public universities and 23 Ohio colleges can not unilaterally impose such a policy. The resolution leaves for each school to decide whether to follow the recommendations.

The law, passed by voters in 2006 already makes it illegal to light up in any interior work that invites the public inside, including the college auditorium and administration buildings. But it does not include student residences or public open space.

Nationally, 711 state and private colleges and universities have a 100% non-smoking policy, which provide no designated areas for smoking in the dorms or campuses. In Ohio, this list includes only private University of Miami and Notre Dame College of Ohio.

Another six – Public University of Toledo Health Science Campus – formerly the Medical College of Ohio – and the private Hocking College, College Malone, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, College of Nursing Dwight Scar and Ohio Christian University – is a policy that applies to all tobacco products.

“I regret that when I went to college, I began to smoke, which obviously took its toll on me,” said the raspy voice of Jim Petro, Ohio Chancellor of Higher Education, who battled cancer of the larynx. “It’s not something that breaks with the tradition of all,” he said. “It is not necessary to try to reconsider what might be considered a student and employee rights of the past. It simply recognizes that, in general, the elimination of smoke in public places is proving to be, again and again, very much a big step for health for all our citizens. “

In addition to the outright ban on the medical campus, UT restricts smoking to seven style stop smoking on the main campus. The policy does not include fines.

“At the moment, with the last act of Ohio Board of Regents, the Board will look at its tobacco policy”, UT spokeswoman Megan Cunningham said. “When he established the current policy, there was a large contribution of the faculty, students and staff, and this policy has been in operation for about a year.”

Bowling Green State University, prohibits smoking in all buildings, including dormitories, and requires those who smoke to stay outside of 25 feet or more from building entrances. A student who violates the smoking policy in the student hostel will be transferred to the school disciplinary process. The first time offender is likely to be cautioned, lectured on fire safety, and offered help to stop smoking. Repeat offender may be expelled from the dorm, a spokeswoman said Dave Kielmeyer.

“BGSU pending the recommendations of the Ohio Board of Regents for consideration by the board of trustees,” he said. The decision comes four years after the Ohio dismantled anti-smoking foundation.

“It was clear that in the overwhelming costs of tobacco retailers, and related, we’re going to roll back because of their pressure, their ability to market, so pervasive,” said Dr. Robert Crane, of Columbus, a former member of the foundation. “We saw it. Ohio is now third in the nation in smoking. Gallup Poll in November 2011 showed 26% of smoking, so it’s a bad thing. But it is a good first step.”

Tobacco ban on public property

A new tobacco ban came into force in the division on Sunday. The policy of any bar for smoking or using any other tobacco products anywhere on campus, including sporting events.
Last year, Kimberly Swiglo could not enter into the building of the University of Oklahoma, do not walk through the cigarette smoke.
This year she hopes that will not be the case.
A new tobacco ban came into force on Sunday in the subdivision. The policy bars from smoking or using any other tobacco products anywhere on campus, including sporting events.
Swiglo, Sr., heard politicians discuss the possibility for several years, but until recently it was not convinced, nothing will ever make. When she heard this year that the policy is adopted, she was happy.
“I’m allergic to smoke, so I was very happy,” she said.
Swiglo said she had not seen any impact, since the ban came into effect, mainly because the campus is relatively empty now. But when students start to come back for the fall semester, she said, she hopes that the new policy will mean that it will no longer see a crowd of smokers gathered around the entrance to the campus buildings.
This ban is a result of the executive order signed by Governor Mary Fallin. During the State of the State address, Fallin has announced it has signed an order placing a ban on tobacco use in all state and state-leased property, including all public colleges and universities. This order came into effect on Sunday.
Fallin has accused tobacco as one of the factors contributing to poor performance of Oklahoma in the national rankings.
Disposal of units came on the heels of the Board of Regents’ vote approve a less stringent campus tobacco policy. At its January meeting, the Board approved a policy that left the two designated areas in parking lots near the Dale Hall and Lloyd Noble Center.
Ordinance to replace Fallin OU campus policy was originally adopted. Council later voted on the new policy, which has led the university in accordance with the procedures in Fallin.
Even before the state ban, several universities is limited to tobacco use. Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State University and Division Health Sciences Center was an existing policy of tobacco on campus.
Now, when it was implemented, the campus hopes students, faculty and staff will comply with the policy voluntarily, said spokeswoman Catherine Bishop OU. Campus police may issue a written warning to anyone caught violating the ban, she said.
If voluntary compliance is not effective, the bishop said, the university will find ways to comply with the policy.
Swiglo said she thinks most people will comply with this prohibition. However, she said that it is unrealistic to expect that all on campus to pursue a policy of no real penalties to back it up.
“People will do what they want,” she said. “So what is the likelihood that people will still be smoking?”

Local Tobacco-Free Parks

In recognition of the impact Butts Day March 21 Chippewa County Health Department, the Su-Tribe Community Gant conversion project, and the Su-Tribe Community Health program, the partners Chippewa County Tobacco-Free Living Coalition united to highlight tobacco-free parks policy in Chippewa County and Su-Tribe seven county service area.
Tobacco litter is poisonous to children and animals, and discarded cigarette butts are the most common form of litter. Studies show that cigarette butts are toxic, slowly decompose, and costly to remove. Cigarette butts were found in the stomachs of fish, whales, birds and other marine animals and can cause digestive blockages. Children usually pick them up and try to put in your mouth. In addition, cigarette butts, who do not represent fully, extinguished the fire and burn risk.
“Without tobacco policy for outdoor recreation are very important to protect and promote health and the environment, and growing support for these policies in our society,” said Julie Trotter, chairman of the person life without tobacco coalition. “Passive smoking causes heart disease, respiratory tract, ear infections, and worsens asthma. Children, the elderly, persons with special needs, health, and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to health risks caused by passive smoking, even outdoors. Activities for children should mean to play among the cigarette butts or being exposed to secondhand smoke. In addition, tobacco use in outdoor recreation is not the behavior we want to model for children in our society. Studies show that tobacco-free policies can help prevent or reduce youth tobacco use “she concluded.
Steady progress has been made with this initiative at the local level in recent years.
City of Sault Ste. Maria was adopted tobacco-free recreational resolution, which covers more than a dozen recreational areas in the city of Sault Ste. Mary, from August 2010. Su-Seal Recreation Area, Project Playground, Malcolm Park Pond Fishing Kids, Sherman Park beach and playground, and several other areas of the site have been designated as tobacco-free. The resolution also requires the Pullar Stadium and ice rink at the Kane to be free of tobacco.
Su-Tribe Housing Authority adopted a tobacco-free policy for children’s playgrounds in the city of Su-Tribe housing sites from April 2011.
Kinross Charter Township adopted a tobacco-free resolution for the baseball fields, playground, fitness trail around the center and Kinross Leisure, October 2011. Partners in the Delta County worked with the city of Escanaba, as a result of smoke, outdoor air Decree from July 2011. Regulation requires outdoor areas within 100 feet of city buildings, nine playgrounds, ball fields, six, guarded beach, pool, and Webster, two ice rink that smoking.
For these reasons, the WAC and the Su-Tribe Community Health Partners to continue to highlight this important health initiative. Donna Norkoli, Su-Tribe community transformation grant project coordinator, said: “Our first step is to increase tobacco-free, outdoor recreation areas will inspect local government settlement of their interest in the creation of village parks tobacco-free. Su-Tribe will partner with local tobacco prevention coalitions and other community members in this initiative. ”
“We are ready to provide information and assistance to decision makers, and community members at the local level,” said Trotter and Norkoli.

CSUF first CSU to implement the smoking ban

Cal State Fullerton will be the first University of California to ban smoking on campus, after the new policy will come into force on 1 August 2013. CSUF will initiate the charge before the entire campus of the University of California to make a push for mandatory smoking ban since 2014.
The Academic Senate is not prohibited by resolution on 23 February, which left some members as chairman of the Academic Senate, John W. “Jack” Bedell, delighted with the result.
“It’s huge. It’s awesome. Fact that he passed unanimously by the Academic Senate? This is a huge, that the body is very little unanimity,” he said.
“I think there was deep concern about the health of staff and students, as well as trash on campus, and that goes down to the ocean from the cigarette butts, and people do not obey the rules … if you get out of this side of McCarty Hall, take a look the stairs. There’s a sign that says smoking should be 20 meters from the building, but there are cigarette butts six feet from the sign. Therefore, many smokers do not listen to that because frankly, I think it’s time for this change, “he said.
Smoking is changing or has already happened in other cities of California in the coming years, especially on all campuses UC. Smoking is a health professional forum has been created for the UCS and began smoking policy in October 2011, which would effectively make all UC campuses smoking.
For Bedell and the executive committee, who wrote the resolution CSUF smoking, smoking bans UC offered them support, but there was no motivation ban.
“It’s fair to say that helped us, because we understand that other states have also been concerned with the students and staff health, so we would be first in the CSU, that he” said Bedell.
“There are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of towns across the country, and over 500 that are already there … we did it, because UC did it? No, but the fact that they have done in our state was a form of support. It was not a reaction to them, “he added.
At present, 10 UC campuses have provisions to combat smoking.
UCS Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and San Diego have smoking bans smoking within 25 feet of all buildings, doorways, windows and ventilation of the reception. UC Merced and UC Santa Barbara now have such a policy prohibiting smoking within 20 feet.
UC San Francisco has implemented no-smoking policy throughout the entire campus, not designated areas.
However, this policy will change came in 2014, due to which a health professional forum told health refers not only to smokers but also non-smokers through passive smoking. A study on the forum showed that 443,000 people die from diseases related to tobacco, including 50,000 non-smokers who develop chronic lung disease.
Research Forum also noted that smoking leads to fatigue, therefore leading to lower productivity and more frequent absences, Bedell said the issue would improve with the smoking ban.
“Research is clear that when you ban smoking in the workplace, you have less days (c) absence, fewer health problems, it’s a win-win for everyone,” said Bedell.
However, Jeff Mori, 34, a business major, the tendency of the smoking ban in the state is not a win-win situation. Mori said that the university should maintain the current policy, rather than following the ban on smoking on campus.
“When I was going to (college, smoking) has not been banned throughout the campus. This is the same today: no more than or close to 20 meters. I’m okay with that,” said Mori. “Basically what they’re doing, trying to legislate morality, they tell people that we do not want you to do it here. This is bad for you, so we will not let you do it.”
Freedom of choice and necessity because of addiction are factors that have an undeclared major Michelle Chan is conscious of.
“Some people believe that they should go get a nicotine break,” she said. “I do not think he’s going to make people understand that smoking is bad. Everyone knows that they know smoking is bad for them. It’s their choice. I do not think this will stop them from smoking. I mean, that they can easily to go off campus. If they really want to smoke, they can. ”

Campus smoking ban sparks debate

Efforts by the university in line with the new anti-smoking requirements from their suppliers of funds caused a controversy, which areas of UT such a policy can affect.
Cancer Prevention Resources Institute of Texas has released guidelines on February 2 by calling for all current and future research entity receiving funding from their institution to take a tobacco-free policy by March 1. UT spokeswoman Adrienne Howarth-Moore said the current policy deals only with AT smoking on campus and does not affect other forms of tobacco use.
UT has received more than $ 30 million for cancer research from the CPRIT and plans to apply for about $ 88 million next year. CPRIT was established constitutional amendment in Texas in 2007, which authorized government to put $ 3 billion for cancer research. To date, 364 grants awarded CPRIT and nearly $ 600 million in Texas, according to its officials.
Howarth-Moore said that the wording of the principles of CPRIT do you create a new tobacco policy a complicated process. She said that many professors at the university to do cancer research in places such as L. Theo Bellmont Hall, Robert Welch Hall and the main building, but the study could change places for a semester, which casts doubt on exactly where these enforcements will be done.
“We’re trying to find out what affects our campus,” Howarth-Moore said, “and how many buildings we CPRIT funded activities comes in. list continues to grow how to identify different resources.”
Howarth-Moore said she did not expect resistance from the system of UT, if the University decides to implement campus-wide ban on tobacco use or other policy changes. She said any policy adopted by the UT will not be enforced by a fine, but with education, communication and channeling resources for smoking cessation.
Politics CPRIT includes all buildings and structures, where funded research is the place to be free of tobacco, including sidewalks, parking lots, walkways, and in close proximity to parking and attached structures. This policy applies to all property owned, operated, lease, occupy or control of the UT.
Rebecca Garcia, director of prevention CPRIT, said CPRIT adopted a policy, because all tobacco products are harmful and are associated with various diseases and cancer. Garcia said about 24,000 Texans die each year from tobacco-related diseases and that tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in Texas.
“We hope that the tobacco is gone, but we understand that some may continue to use these products, and that this policy may make it more inconvenient for them,” Garcia said. “By adopting this policy, CPRIT sends a message that we want to work with organizations that share our mission and how seriously the fight against cancer as we do.”
Eric Frahm, Chairman of the Board staff, said the Council staff had originally been against the decision of the Student Government’s call for smoke-free campus in 2011 due to the restrictive nature of the proposal. Fram said employees do not have a flexible schedule that students and teachers are doing, and SG policy would be very hard to staff, some of which are only two 15-minute breaks per day.
“In the past, there were enforcement issues and why we need it and who has the right to dictate what health looks like,” Fram said. “Nowadays, it refers to sources of funding for cancer, and that changes the game plan.”
Frahm said that many members of staff still have concerns over the implementation of tobacco policies on campus. She said Council staff will work with the UT administration to find ways for the fair enforcement of tobacco policies on campus, and to ensure that the administration understands that there are people with different lifestyles.
Anthony Pekowski, radio-television movies, Sr., said he started smoking when he was 14 years and considers himself addicted to tobacco. Pekowski said he smokes between classes to help him concentrate and participate in class, and the prohibition of tobacco harms his ability to be a good student.
“I’m totally against it,” said Pekowski. “I think that coming to my right and freedom, my student and as a citizen. I will continue to smoke, even if they are to ban tobacco.”
Matt Portillo, music and rhetoric and writing and a former senior representative of the entire university, said that he was against the resolution, Student Government last year and is opposed to the ban of tobacco this year. Portillo said it was unfair to ask students and guests of the university to change their way of life while on campus.
“I think this is a very stubborn and insensitive thing to any outside organization research money to hang out in front of us and say, ‘Do you want to, but your long list of things to do to get it,” Portillo said.

New smoking ban

The ban on smoking in Alexandria bars began the first day of New Year, and anti-smoking crusaders have touted the health benefits, as a sufficient reason for Lafayette to become the second largest city in Louisiana to ban smoking in drinking establishments.
Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, or TLF, conducted air quality tests inside the bar of Alexandria both before and after the anti-smoking decree came into force earlier this year, and the results show dramatically healthier air for the bar.
Kelly Anderson, a representative of TFL, said she had delivered
copies of the new air-quality tests for each of the nine-member city of the Parish Council, as well as the City-Parish President Joey Durel and Chief Administrative Officer Dee Stanley on Tuesday afternoon.
In TFL, after air monitoring regulations, which took place in dozens of bars of Alexandria and gaming facilities in which smoking is also banned, showed it was 97-percent reduction in pollution levels in these facilities, and indoor air is now 36 times cleaner.
The level of pollution in those who are smoking bars, TFL says, “is almost as clean as the outside air in Alexandria.” Before the decree came into force, testing, TFL found the average air quality in 17 bars and gaming facilities in Alexandria, to be “hazardous air quality.”
TFL officials tested the air quality at 22 Lafayette area bars that allow smoking from December 22, 2010 to January 5, 2011, and found that 17 of the bar, or 77 percent, was “unhealthy” and “very unhealthy” or “dangerous” levels of air quality . Nine percent of the sampled bars smoking at the time were “good” air quality, while 5 percent fell into the “moderate” range, and 9 percent place “harmful to vulnerable groups.”
Anderson and her colleagues TFL were meeting with government officials Lafayette Consolidated almost a year. In April, The Daily Advertiser reported on the efforts of the group to pass anti-smoking regulations in cities throughout the state, and in November, The Daily Advertiser reported on the success of Alexandria in the adoption of this law.
In both April and November, Lafayette politicians said the smoking ban is not a front burner issue. All nine councilors, however, said they would be open to talk if people want it.
In an article published in November, The Daily Advertiser interviewed eight members of the Council who are elected to office in October, as well as the two candidates competing in the round of elections for the ninth seat council. No one said that they certainly support efforts to ban smoking in bars.
MEMBERS Jared Bellard, District 5, and William Theriot, District number 9, and said they would, of course, against this ruling, because individual entrepreneurs, not government, should decide if smoking should be allowed in these establishments.
Andy Naquin, who joined the Board in January in the region of 6 representative, said that the need to talk with voters before deciding how he would vote on a resolution to ban smoking in bars.
Kevin Naquin, who joined the council in January in an area representative, said that the need to explore fully and to talk with all interested parties before deciding if he will or will not support such decisions. Any other board member echoed that sentiment.

New NCTC rules ban tobacco products

Students, faculty and staff returning to North Central Texas College in January will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products on campus.
The Flower Mound campus, which opened about a year ago, was opened as a tobacco-free campus from the start.
Now the other four campuses — Corinth, Gainesville, Bowie and Graham — will also be tobacco-free.
The new policy prohibits lighted or unlighted cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidis, clove cigarettes and other smoking products, as well as spit tobacco products — dip, chew, snuff and snus — according to the policy posted at
The policy goes into effect Jan. 1.
Tobacco use is prohibited on NCTC property and in buildings owned, rented and leased by the college.
Parking lots also will be tobacco-free, but people will be allowed to smoke inside their cars on school property, said Roy Culberson, dean of the Corinth and Flower Mound campuses.
The college began putting up signs in the spring and summer to make everyone aware in advance that the change would be coming, he said.
And although the decision was made in the spring, the college decided not to enforce it in the fall to give students, faculty and staff who use tobacco products more time to get ready for the transition.
“We don’t have the type of program out there trying to catch someone smoking,” Culberson said.
The specific means of enforcement are not yet outlined in the policy.
Americans Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation reports that as of January, there will be more than 600 college campuses that are 100 percent smoke-free.
“I think it will give us an opportunity to have a healthier campus,” Culberson said.
By Rachel Mehlhaff

Mountain View may ban smoking

If you like to duck outside for a smoke break at work or enjoy a cigar after an evening meal, Mountain View may not be the place for you.
Already, the city bans smoking inside public buildings and within 30 feet of playgrounds. Now a proposed ordinance seeks to extend those restrictions to outdoor areas within 25 feet of any publicly accessible building, including restaurants and bars.
If approved by the City Council, the ordinance also would prohibit smoking in areas of public parks where food and drinks are served, and it would impose a $50 fine on violators.
The council is expected to vote on the proposal in January. Until then, city officials are gathering citizen’s opinions through an online survey.
During a November council meeting when the plan was first presented to the public, nightclub and bar owners were vocal opponents. They argued that some of Mountain View’s most popular attractions — its public parks and the commercial strip on Castro Street — would suffer because some smokers would stay away or go elsewhere.
Sara Zigler, whose Zen Lounge is a nightclub on Castro Street, cited a potential loss of business. “I think an exception will have to be made for businesses like mine,” Zigler told the council. A consequence of the legislation, she predicted, would be increased smoking in alleys and on the street.
Mountain View is the latest city in Santa Clara County to target smokers. Since November 2010, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Gilroy and Cupertino have all passed legislation aimed at reducing second-hand smoke.
In a 2011 Community Health on Tobacco Report Card, Mountain View tied Saratoga for first place with 95 out of 100 points. The report card — sponsored by the Tobacco Free Coalition of Santa Clara County and the county Public Health Department, among others — graded cities on their “tobacco control policies.”
Mountain View’s latest proposal gained momentum after the county received a $6.9 million federal grant to reduce second-hand smoke exposure of residents. That money has been distributed to cities.
No city in the Bay Area has tougher smoking regulations than Belmont in San Mateo County, which restricts smoking inside some private homes — specifically, those in multi-unit, multi-story residences such as apartment buildings, condominiums and townhouses with shared ceilings or floors.
A similar proposal is not on the table in Santa Clara County, though officials say they are moving gradually toward stricter non-smoking laws on a city-by-city basis.
Kim Castro, Mountain View’s youth resource manager. said cracking down on second-hand smoke exposure of outdoor dining patrons is a “priority the City Council wanted to set.”

Policy bans all tobacco on all county property

Commissioners discussed a new policy Tuesday that bans all tobacco use on all county property including boat ramps, parks, trails and the sports complex, which will roll out in three phases starting Jan. 1 2012.
“It is tobacco free. It does not just cover smoking, it is all tobacco products,” said Assistant County Administrator June Fisher told the board.
Phase 1, which includes the downtown Sebring campuses like the Government Center, Courthouse, State Attorney, Public Defender, Government Annex, Facilities Office, the Children’s Advocacy and all EMS centers.
Phase 2 also begins on Jan. 1 of 2012, and includes all fire stations, the landfill, all libraries and community centers.
Phase 3, whose roll out date is to be announced, includes all county property like parks, boat ramps and trails.
“How are you going to enforce this?” asked Commissioner Ron Handley.
Fisher replied that enforcement would depend on county employees reporting other employees and violators.
“It is not going to go flawless, there are probably going to be gray areas. But this is the right thing,” said Highlands County Health Department Administrator Robert Paluszak.
The policy also forced potential county employees to sign an affidavit stating they have refrained from tobacco use for up to a year prior to applying to the county.
Fisher even discussed other counties that drug test for tobacco use prior to applying for a county position.
Commissioner Don Elwell took exception with that section of the policy.
“I think this section is unnecessary,” Elwell said. Elwell further argued that the new policy could “severely limit” the county’s application pool for employees.
“We are trying to enforce actions before they are even employees,” Elwell added.
“The idea behind that policy is to improve the risk pool of your insurance policy,” County Attorney Ross Macbeth told the commissioners.
Macbeth clarified further that the if an applicant was tobacco free for up to a year before applying for a county position, then that would lower the county’s insurance costs over time.
The policy further states that the county will provide tobacco cessation programs to the employees who request it, and the health departments are currently offering free nicotine patches and a five-week cessation program at no cost for the public.

City may ban tobacco use on its property

A proposed ban on smoking and other forms of tobacco use on all city property, even outdoors, goes before city councilors on Thursday.
The new tobacco ordinance is up for the first of two readings by city councilors at their meeting, which is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Center.
The ban would apply to all city parks and athletic fields and, except for designated smoking areas, the outdoor areas surrounding all city buildings. Violators of the proposed new ban could be subject to a $50 fine. Before that, though, city parks staff or police would warn violators to stop, officials said.
“The reality of it is we do not have tobacco cops out on the streets, watching people,” said Leif Dahlin, the city’s community services director. “When we have issues, we ask people to cease and desist. If they simply don’t want to cooperate, then I will contact the Augusta Police Department to assist in warning the individual. If it continues, then they are cited. We want to give the benefit to the resident, to the user of our parks, to comply.”
The ordinance has been tweaked since Dahlin’s first draft was proposed; it was expanded from just prohibiting smoking to also banning other tobacco use, such as chewing tobacco.
Provisions banning tobacco use on sidewalks running along streets next to city parks and other grounds were removed from the ordinance.
And the ordinance was altered to allow smoking in specific areas — to be designated by city staff — as well as outside city buildings, including the Augusta Civic Center, Buker Community Center, Augusta City Center, the John Charest Public Works Compound, Lithgow Public Library, the police department and Old Fort Western.
All designated outdoor smoking areas at those sites will be at least 20 feet from entryways, windows, vents and doorways, and not in a location that allows smoke to circulate back into the building.
Councilors on Thursday are also scheduled to:
* consider an order authorizing a 15-year power purchase contract with Revolution Energy in which the alternative energy firm would install solar photovoltaic systems to help provide electricity at City Center and Buker Community Center and solar hot air and pellet boiler systems to help heat Buker Community Center. The city would commit to purchasing the energy produced by the systems;
* hear presentations from Raymond Fecteau regarding the petanque courts at Mill Park and from Police Chief Robert Gregoire and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency representative Chip Woodman regarding criminal activity in the region and state;
* consider accepting an $8,000 Project Canopy Grant for tree pruning and maintenance, approving the Kennebec County Hazard Mitigation Plan, and Land Use Ordinance changes reducing some minimum road frontage requirements; and
* meet in a closed-door session for sale or lease of property negotiations.
By Keith Edwards