The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

March 12, 2014

County moves to ban e-cigs in buildings

By Samantha Pidde Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — CLINTON — Clinton County is moving forward to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and other nicotine delivery systems in county buildings.

County Attorney Mike Wolf brought the idea of a policy to address the new devices to the Clinton County Board of Supervisors earlier this year. He presented a resolution Monday to the board to approve the policy.

Chairwoman Jill Davisson advised that this policy will not prevent visitors from carrying e-cigarettes in the county courthouse or county administration building. Visitors will be banned from using the items inside the buildings.

“So if they go to their vehicles or they sit outside on a bench, we’re not going to get after them,” Davisson said.

The board will vote on approving the policy this Monday. The county may continue working on a larger policy concerning nicotine items.

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors met at 9:15 a.m Monday. The following occurred:

• The board approved Emergency Management Operations Officer Daniel Vosatka as a supplemental medical examiner investigator.

• A tax suspension request from Sheryl Edleman was approved for property at 506 Public St., Goose Lake, under a provision of Code of Iowa, section 427.8.

• The board approved the resignation of Lori Johnson, full-time Medicaid case manager, effective Friday.

• The board recognized and supported the Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Corporation Regional Housing Trust Fund.

• The board approved drainage district assessments.

• Supervisor John Staszewski made the motion to authorize Chairwoman Jill Davisson to sign the three-year agreement with Cost Advisory Services, Inc. for cost allocation service to Clinton County at an annual amount of $7,600.