City Council to vote on tobacco products, electronic cigs sales ordinance

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The Charleston City Council will vote on an ordinance that would prohibit the sale and delivery of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and alternative nicotine products to people under 21 years of age during its Tuesday meeting.

Signs will also be posted “at or near every display” of any of the products in question, according to the ordinance.

Anyone under the age of 21 who violates any provision of this ordinance will be fined no more than $100 for a first offense. For a second offense, the amount fined will not exceed $250, according to the ordinance.

Additionally, any public or private corporations, firms, partnerships, associations, organizations, governments or any other groups acting as units will have to pay $500 for a first offense if they violate any provisions. For a second offense, the fine is $750, according to the ordinance.

City Council will also vote on an ordinance that would amend the garbage collection schedule.

On Tuesdays and Fridays, 4th Street from Polk Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, 6th Street from Polk Avenue to Lincoln Avenue, 7th Street from Polk Avenue to Lincoln Avenue and 9th Street from Polk Avenue to Lincoln Avenue will be deleted from the collection schedule, according to the ordinance.

City Council will also vote on an ordinance that would approve petition for variance of accessory buildings and structures for 2451 Harrison Ave.

The petitioners are proposing to construct an accessory building in the rear yard of the property on the north side.

City Council will also vote on a resolution that would authorize the sale of surplus equipment.

The council will also announce Mayor Brandon Combs’ reappointment of Ginger Stanfield to a three-year term on the tourism advisory board.

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