Legal – Village of Woodstock Notice of Smokefree Parks Ordinance

Lisa Wright

Village of Woodstock, Vermont

Townofwoodstock.org

Notice of Smokefree  Parks Ordinance 

On January 10, 2023, the Trustees of the Village of Woodstock, Vermont, adopted the Ordinance for Smokefree Parks. This notice is published pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1972 to inform the public of these ordinances and of the citizens’ right to petition for a vote to disapprove these ordinances.

This Ordinance prohibits the use of tobacco products, tobacco substitutes, and cannabis products in Village parks.

The full text of the Ordinance may be examined at the Woodstock Town Office at 31 the Green and may be examined during regular office hours.

Citizen’s right to petition for vote:

Title 24 V.S.A. § 1973 grants citizens the right to petition for a vote at a special or annual Village Meeting to disapprove ordinance amendments adopted by the Trustees. To exercise this right, citizens must present to the Trustees or the Town Clerk a petition for a vote on the question of disapproving the Ordinance signed by not less than five percent (5%) of the Village’s qualified voters. The petition must be presented within forty-four (44) days following the date of the adoption of the Ordinance. Unless a petition requesting a vote is filled pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1973, the Ordinance for the Control of Vehicles Driving to the Right shall become effective sixty (60) days from the date of said adoption.

Person to contact:

Additional information pertaining to this Ordinance may be obtained by calling the Municipal Manager at 802-457-3456 during regular office hours.