Restructure zoning regulations for smoke shops in Normal, IL to protect public health.

Restructure zoning regulations for smoke shops in Normal, IL to protect public health.

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Jennifer Pirtz started this petition to City Council of Normal

The regulation of smoke shops and tobacco stores is necessary and in the interests of the public health, safety and general welfare because they are quickly saturating the Town of Normal.  Among these impacts are increased potential for tobacco sales to minors, greater opportunity for the sale of illegal drug paraphernalia that is marketed as tobacco paraphernalia, and heightened risk of negative aesthetic impacts, and loss of property values of residential neighborhoods and businesses in close proximity to such uses.  With good zoning and planning practices to address such negative impacts of smoke shops and tobacco stores while providing a reasonable number of locations and zones for such shops/stores to locate within the Town of Normal.

1.  Smoke shops and tobacco stores which are dedicated to the display, sale and distribution of tobacco products and paraphernalia shall not be located within 1500 ft, from a school (public or private), child care facility, youth center, community center, recreational facility, park, church, hospital, or other child-centric areas.

2.  Smoke shops and tobacco stores shall not be located within 500 ft from another smoke shop and tobacco stores.

3.  It is unlawful for a smoke shop and tobacco store to knowingly allow or permit a minor, unaccompanied by his parent to enter or remain in any smoke shop or tobacco store.  Therefore clear signage stating minors may not enter shall be hung in a conspicuous location.

 

 

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