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Smoke Free Policy Reaches It's Next Phase
Posted on Apr 3rd, 2019

The next phase of the transition plan for The Hammond North to become a smoke-free building is about to begin. The Resolution includes tobacco and marijuana smoke. To prepare for this, we wanted to communicate some reminders of what to expect.This is a Smoke Free Building Sign

Below is the paragraph from the Resolution regarding the second phase:

“Starting on March 1, 2019, residents will be required to smoke outside of the Condominium Building at least 25 feet from any entrance to the Condominium Building, and preferably in a designated area chosen by the board. Failure to abide by these requirements will result in a written warning. During this time, upon request, residents who desire to quit smoking will be provided information regarding available resources in the area which may assist them to quit smoking.”

The designated smoking areas are located at the picnic table on the south end of the parking lot going out the front door, out the LL exit near the loading dock, 25 feet from the door, and on the LL level of the garage on the southeast corner. Always use the provided smoker’s poles to dispose of cigarette butts. Please do not throw cigarettes butts on the ground!

The only indoor exception would be for residents who filed with the Board a petition for an exception due to permanent mobility disability by Jan. 1, 2019 and had their petition granted.

If, after March 1, 2019, a resident reasonably believes that someone is smoking anywhere in the Condominium Building, that resident must submit their complaint, along with any relevant details evidencing their reasonable belief, in writing to the Association’s managing agent. Upon receiving a complaint and the written details giving rise to the complaint, the Association’s managing agent will investigate the matter using reasonable means to do so.

The third and final phase of the transition plan will begin on June 1, 2019. Any resident who fails to abide by the Resolution after that date shall be subject to enforcement assessments to be levied against the Unit in which the resident resides.

Relevant information and forms are available in the office or from our website hammondnorthcondos.com under the Resident Login tab.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the management office.

Resources

The Hammond North Smoking Resolution 

Quit Smoking Resources from the CDC 

Smoke Free.gov 

Start to Stop (CVS Program) 

Freedom from Smoking (American Lung Association 

Quitting Smoking (Cleveland Clinic)