Spencer to consider banning smoking at town ball fields

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 10, 2014

SPENCER — Little League representatives and a health official will ask Spencer to ban smoking at town ball fields when the Board of Aldermen meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall.
Spencer Little League President Jeremy Bates and volunteer William Noles are requesting that elected officials adopt a policy prohibiting tobacco use at the ball fields.
Amy Smith, a Rowan County health education specialist, is expected to join them. Smith recently made a similar proposal to the city of Salisbury, which has banned all tobacco use from Salisbury Parks and Recreation facilities.
Spencer is conducting a parks and recreation master plan, including discussion about the dangers of smoking at Spencer Woods.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda:
• Department head, town manager and mayor reports.
• Public comment
• Request to address the board by Jeremy Bates and Amy Smith.
• Demolition ordinance for 604 Third St., which burned in May.
• Spencer Cruise-in
• A schedule of fees for the Eighth Street Park
• Street paving proposal
• Appointment to the Historic Preservation Commission
• Safe Routes to School

Contact reporter Emily Ford at 704-797-4264.