City Leaders Stomp Out Smokers
By: Arnold Wyrick
In a 3 to 2 vote Marions' City Council sent a strong message to the public and their employees at City Hall. No more smoking will be allowed anywhere inside the building, effective immediately.
"I think it's great. It's so nice to go home now and not have my wife or daughter say you smell like smoke, " says Steve Hale Marion's City Treasurer.
But not all the employees in City Hall are welcoming the change. "The inconvenience, the cold. Nobody wants to be outside in zero weather or snowing, or raining just to grab a smoke," says Liz Strobel Marion's City Clerk. "But that's what were forced to do. If they would (City Council), even fix a place outside that would be sheltered that would be nice," Strobel said.
But the council has no plans to set aside anywhere inside the building, no matter what the weather is like outside.