Jamestown  (CSi) The Jamestown City Park Board on a 3-2 vote, has approved an Ordinance banning smoking at properties owned or managed by Jamestown Parks and Recreation.

Chairperson Mindi Schmitz, along with Mike Soulis, and Mark Ukestad voting in favor, while members Ron Olson and Mike Landscoot voted in opposition.

The Ordinance goes effect three days after the official publication.

Now, the Park District prohibits smoking in buildings it operates,  with the Ordinance to include outdoor areas such as parks, playgrounds, fields, golf course, walking and hiking trails, and parking lots.

Signs are to be erected, along with a increase public education about the Ordinance.

Also passed by the Board is to close all property daily from 10:30 p.m. to 5 A.m., with the thought to limit park vandalisms.  An exemption applies to those participating in an event organized by the park district that  goes beyond the 10:30 p.m. close.

That Ordinance  go into effect on January 19, 2021.