Fulton Prepares For Smoking Ban

9 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, November 17 2010 Nov 17, 2010 Wednesday, November 17, 2010 10:05:29 PM CST November 17, 2010 in News
FULTON - Fulton city officials said Wednesday they are preparing businesses and places of employment for the smoking ban that goes into effect Dec. 4.

The city sent out a letter to businesses earlier this month explaining what the ban will require. Businesses must post "No Smoking" signs and remove ashtrays.

"Fresh Air Fulton has greed to donate 1000 "no smoking" stickers to go on businesses doors," city administrator Bill Johnson said.

Businesses can sign up at the city building to request the free signs. The ordinance states any person found smoking in a prohibited area could face a fine up to $50.

If a person who owns, manages, or operates a businesses is found non-compliant with the ban, he could face a $100 fine for the first violation. Violators would face a $200 fine for the second fine, and a fine not exceeding $500 for each additional violation.

Johnson said the police department will enforce the ban.

"We discussed it in length and thought since they're on duty 24-hours a day and they already have the ability to write citations that they were the most logical choice," Johnson said. "But, as I said, I don't think the enforcement of it is going to be a real big deal.

Businesses are also preparing for the ban. Southside Diner owner Marilyn Bates is bracing for the effects of the ban. She said 95 percent of her customers smoke and she anticipates the ban will drive them to restaurants outside of town.

Westminster College student Mirnes Jasarvic said he comes to the diner every day and is upset he won't be able to continue his ritual of smoking and drinking coffee after classes. He said he isn't sure what he will do once the ban goes into effect, but he may look for another place to smoke outside of Fulton.

The smoking ban was approved by 1,439 voters in the Nov. 2 election. 1,233 voters were against the ban.


More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - At his daily COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri has so far been exceeding... More >>
1 hour ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:06:56 PM CDT May 27, 2020 in News
BOONVILLE - The City of Boonville relies heavily on their summer tourism season with attractions like the Katy Trail, Isle... More >>
2 hours ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:57:00 PM CDT May 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Two 16-year-olds are being held on arson charges in connection to a May 11 fire at the Flanders... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:20:00 PM CDT May 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — As state and commercial testing is more available for the Missourians, the number of confirmed cases is rising.... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:00:00 PM CDT May 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - An employee at the Forum Boulevard location of Schnucks has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a company... More >>
3 hours ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 1:59:26 PM CDT May 27, 2020 in News
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight... More >>
5 hours ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 12:02:00 PM CDT May 27, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. You can find... More >>
10 hours ago Wednesday, May 27 2020 May 27, 2020 Wednesday, May 27, 2020 6:57:00 AM CDT May 27, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA – The messy weather pattern we’ve been in is about to head east and we’ll be left with cooler... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:57:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in Weather
LAKE OF THE OZARKS —After videos of a crowded Lake of the Ozarks bar went viral over Memorial Day weekend,... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:45:58 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - With schools closed and after school programs cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the community has gotten creative... More >>
19 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:37:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY — Deputies from the Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested an 18-year-old from Tebbetts on Monday. Just after... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:03:11 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Some elementary and middle schools in Jefferson City will be holding drive-through celebrations for students. ... More >>
20 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:49:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA —A formal plea of not guilty in the murder of Mengqi Ji was filed on behalf of Joseph... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:22:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that Missouri voters will see the constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid eligibility... More >>
21 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:03:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The top health official in Kansas on Tuesday urged Kansans who joined large gatherings at Missouri's... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:49:56 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
MISSOURI - Missouri is moving into a new phase of COVID-19 reopening that will implement a new set of guidelines... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 5:44:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson will deliver his daily COVID-19 briefing live from the State Capitol in Jefferson City... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:01:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY - The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals upheld a ruling Tuesday that the city of Columbia acted... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, May 26 2020 May 26, 2020 Tuesday, May 26, 2020 12:14:00 PM CDT May 26, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 73°
6pm 74°
7pm 73°
8pm 72°
9pm 69°