IRONWOOD, MI (AP)-- Officials in Ironwood have not yet voted on a proposal to ban tobacco use in parks.
No action could be taken Monday by City Commissioners because the proposal was considered to be the introduction of a new ordinance.
Officials had spent months working on the ordinance that would prohibit cigarette and cigar smoking and other tobacco uses, including chewing. Only Curry Park, a park for recreational vehicles, would be exempted from the tobacco ban.
Some commissioners and several residents criticized the plan Monday.
Festival Ironwood committee co-chair Keith Johnson told the commission that the ordinance might discourage some people from attending the festival at Depot Park.