May 10, 2013 3:44 PM by Ian Auzenne
The St. Mary Parish Council is considering banning smoking on parish courthouse property. An ordinance introduced by Councilman Steve Bierhorst would prohibit smoking within the courthouse square and on some adjacent properties, including the parking garage. The ordinance would also ban smoking in parish buildings without a designated smoking area consisting of a room with a separate air ventilation system from the main system. The council vote on the ordinance on June 12.