The Traverse City Commission has approved an ordinance that will ban the use of all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and similar products, within its parks beginning on Nov. 30.
The ordinance was approved by the commission at its Nov. 20 meeting. The vote count was not immediately available, though Record-Eagle.com confirmed its passage.
Violators who refuse to comply with the new law will be asked to leave the park and could face a municipal civil infraction, which carries a fine of no less than $100 and no more than $500, and up to 90 days in jail.
Traverse City is located approximately 250 miles northwest of Detroit and was home to a population of 15,479 residents, according to 2016 estimates.