Smoking will soon be banned in the six parks of Batesville, Ind., as the city’s Common Council approved the second reading of an ordinance on Monday night that will snuff out lighting up according to a report from WRBI-FM.
The ordinance does include an exemption for one park, Liberty Park, though no reason has been made available for why. Violators of the ordinance could face fines of up to $1,000 for a first offense.
Batesville is located approximately 65 miles southeast of Indianapolis. It had a 2013 population estimate of 6,513 people.