Boyne City, Mich. Bans Smoking in Parks

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The Boyne City Commission unanimously passed a resolution at its meeting on Tuesday that bans smoking in all city parks after hearing complaints from residents about littered cigarette butts and other tobacco-related debris.

Because the commission passed a resolution and not an ordinance, there are no fines for violators, though that could change should city leaders decide to revisit the issue in the future. New signage will be going up at the city’s 10 parks and recreation areas.

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Boyne City is located on the northwestern corner of the state’s lower peninsula and is home to approximately 3,740 residents.

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