ARTICLE VIII

PARISH BUILDINGS


Sec.

2-100.00 Legislative Findings


    The Police Jury finds that the regulation and control of smoking in enclosed public places is a matter of vital concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens and visitors to St. Tammany Parish. (Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93)

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2-100.01 Parish Buildings


(a) St. Tammany Parish (Police Jury) is the owner in title to immovable properties throughout the Parish, some which house governmental offices and public facilities to provide services and administer the daily operations of the parish.

(b) Any structure, or portion thereof, which is owned, leased, rented and/or otherwise occupied by a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana or the Parish of St. Tammany shall be subject to all or part of the provisions of this ordinance upon adoption of a resolution by the governing authority of said political subdivision.


    (Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93)

Sec.

2-100.02 Smoking Regulations


    The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or other tobacco substances, shall be prohibited in all public buildings owned, operated or leased by or for St. Tammany Parish (Police Jury). These smoking prohibitions are not limited to inhaling lighted tobacco devices, but also include loose or compressed tobacco or tobacco derivatives which are chewed, dipped, sniffed or ingested in any manner which may result in expectorates. (Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93; amended by Ord. No. 96-2529, adopted 10/17/96)

Sec.

2-100.02.1 Designated Smoking Areas


    This section was created by the authority of Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93, and has been deleted by effect of Ord. No. 96-2529, adopted 10/17/96)

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2-100.03 Posting of Signs


    "NO SMOKING" signs shall be placed on exterior doors and in strategic locations inside all buildings owned, operated or leased for public purposes and shall be clearly visible to the general public. (Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93)

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2-100.04 Exemptions



    Exempt from the provisions of this ordinance is that area of the Covington Administrative Complex which is leased and operated as an alcohol beverage establishment commonly known as "Tugy's". (Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93)

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2-100.05 Violation; Penalty


    Violation of this Section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed FIFTY DOLLARS ($50.00) or imprisonment for a term not to exceed THIRTY (30) days or both. Each violation hereof shall constitute a separate offense. (Ord. No. 93-1804, adopted 08/19/93)

    No person shall remain on the grounds of the St. Tammany Parish Prison, and shall be deemed as trespassing, after being instructed to leave said property by any law enforcement officer or any other official prison personnel.

    This section shall not apply to any law enforcement officer nor to any individual who is transacting lawful prison, or judicial system, business.

    Any person found to be in violation of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than one hundred dollars ($100.00) and/or imprisonment for a period of not more than ten (10) days.

CONCESSION STANDS

Sec. 2-101.00 Concession Stands Operated by Blind/Visually Impaired in Parish Owned Buildings    
    All departments, agencies, boards or commissions occupying buildings which are owned by St. Tammany Parish shall in all cases give preference in the operation of concession stands to blind persons under the administration of the Louisiana Department of Social

Services rehabilitation services program. No additional concession stands shall be permitted to operate on the same premises. No blind person under this ordinance shall be required to pay any fee, service charge, or equivalent thereof, for the operation of concession stands, except those incurred while obtaining necessary State and Parish operating permits

SEC. 2-101.01 Exclusions    

    The provisions of this section shall not apply to the placement of vending machines in parish owned buildings, nor to the operation of concession stands on:

    1) parish property operated as recreational facilities,
    2) boat launch facilities,
    3) civic auditoriums, event centers and fairgrounds,
    4) the Tammany Trace.

SEC. 2-101.02 Desirability And Proper Operation

    Prior to the provisions of this section being applied on any parish property, there shall first be a determination by the department, agency, board or commission having control and custody of such property that a concession stand is desirable on the property and that a concession stand may be properly and satisfactorily operated on such property without undue interference with the use and needs thereof for public purposes.

SEC. 2-101.03 Contract Provisions

    If there exists in a parish owned building a concession stand operated by those other than the blind and without the benefit of a contract, the provisions of this ordinance shall apply and said concession stand will be required to terminate business within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this ordinance. Those operating under contract shall terminate business upon expiration of their contract and any options to renew contained therein.

SEC. 2-101.04 Definitions

    1) “Concession Stand” - a manned snack bar for the sale of food stuffs and non-alcoholic beverages which are not cooked, prepared or packaged on parish property.

    2) “Vending Machine” - a mechanical, unmanned device used for the dispensing of food stuffs and beverages.

    3) “Blind” or “Visually Impaired” - a person who is totally without the ability to see or one whose vision with prescription glasses or optical lenses is so defective as to prevent the performance of ordinary activity for which eyesight is essential without assistance.
(Ord. No. 02-0571, adopted 07/11/2002)

ST. TAMMANY PARISH JUSTICE CENTER

SEC.

2-102.00    St. Tammany Parish Justice Center


    1)     St. Tammany Parish is the owner in title of immovable property at 701 N. Columbia Street, and associated properties to same, to be known as the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center, hereafter referred to as “Justice Center.”


    
    2)     This facility shall house governmental offices for the purpose of providing services to the public.
    
    3)     All agencies and/or political subdivisions of St. Tammany Parish and the State of Louisiana, hereafter referred to as “Agency or Agencies,” which occupy space in this facility shall do so under the law and guidelines established within this section, subject to their constitutional and statutory powers provided by state law.
    
    4)     All persons using the building shall adhere to the law and guidelines established within this section.
    
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2-102.01 General Building Guidelines


    1)     The Justice Center Building Manager, hereafter called “Building Manager,” shall oversee all operations of the Justice Center.
    
    2)     No change shall be made to any physical characteristic of the Justice Center without prior approval of the Building Manager.
    
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2-102.02        Advisory Committee



    1)     Under the direction of the Building Manager, an Advisory Committee shall be formed, consisting of the following members:
    
            - Building Manager
            - One Representative from each Agency
    
    2)     The Advisory Committee shall be charged with developing policies and procedures for the administration and operation of the Justice Center to ensure the following:
    
            A)     That the facility provides a safe and efficient operation to all users.
    
            B)     That the facility is maintained at a level of service which promotes continuity throughout the building.
    
            C)     That all Agencies are kept abreast of problems, technical changes and building issues which could affect their operations.
    
            D)     That all Agencies work together to develop the appropriate solution to any problem, technical change or building issue.
    
    3)     All policies and procedures are subject to final approval of the CAO or his designated representative.

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2-102.03 Non-Smoking Facility


    1)     The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or use of other tobacco products shall be prohibited in the Justice Center.
    
    2)     The smoking of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or use of other tobacco products is permitted on the grounds of the Justice Center in the designated smoking areas only.


    
    3)     “No Smoking” signs shall be posted on exterior doors and at other strategic locations which are clearly visible to the public.
    
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2-102.04 Firearms


    A.     Firearm carriage and use are prohibited inside the building, except by on duty law enforcement personnel wearing a “Class A” law enforcement uniform.
(Ord. No. 03-0666, adopted 05/01/2003)