Tuesday night, August 20th the Millburn Township, NJ Committee worked on an ordinance that will ban smoking in and near municipal buildings, local parks and recreation areas. The ordinance was suggested earlier this summer by the Environmental Commission.
Millburn Township would join nine other Essex County municipalities that have passed similar ordinances. The ordinance will be introduced to the public on September 2nd and if it passes, adopted in October.
The township’s attorney, Christopher Falcon, told the committee New Jersey already bans smoking in municipal buildings and recently passed a bill extending the ban to parks and beaches. If and when the governor signs the bill, the state’s law would supersede any municipal ordinance.
Millburn Township, NJ is home to 20,000 residents.