The Time has come for The Housing Authority of Hartsville to implement our NO SMOKING POLICY.
EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2018, The Housing Authority of Hartsville will be Smoke Free. We will have signs posted on the property and a designated area for those who smoke. A Gazebo and a trash receptacle will be placed at the front of each property. Residents please inform your guest/s of the changes as well.
This area that will be designated for a smoke area is not for use by children. Parents, you are responsible for talking to your children about not hanging around or playing in this area. For those adults who smoke, we do not expect anyone to just be hanging out for a long period of time at the Gazebo. Adults are responsible for making sure cigarette butts go in the trash receptacle and not all on the grass.
I need for All Adult Residents 18 and older in each household to come to the office no later than Monday, April 30, 2018 to sign the NO SMOKING POLICY AND LEASE ADDENDUM.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office anytime at 843-332-1583 ext. 13.
NO SMOKING POLICY
The Housing Authority of Hartsville plans to designate all of public housing properties as a smoke free facility. The “Smoke Free” designation will be implemented through a lease addendum. There will no smoking in entry ways, porches, community rooms, community bathrooms, within all interior living areas and in all areas within 25 feet of buildings. Smoking will be permitted on the grounds in a designated area assigned by the Housing Authority of Hartsville. This policy applies to all residents, guests, visitors, service personnel and employees.
Purpose of Smoke Free Policy – To mitigate the irritation and known health effects of secondhand smoke. Decrease the risk of smoke related fire to property and personal safety. Minimize the maintenance, cleaning, and redecorating cost associated with smoking.
Definition - The term “smoking” means inhaling, exhaling, breathing or carrying any lighted cigarette, cigar, pipe or other tobacco product, as well as any other similar lighted product in any manner or any form.
“No Smoking “signs will be posted outside on the properties and inside the office buildings.
If a resident smells tobacco smoke (or smoke substance of any kind) in any place in the building, they are to report this to the office as soon as possible. Management will respond and take appropriate action.
Upon adoption of the policy, all tenants living in Public Housing will be required to sign the No Smoking Policy form.
Designated Smoking Area - Each property will have a designated smoking area on each complex. Signage will be put up along with a trash receptacle and a Gazebo. This will be the only area for residents and guests to smoke on the property. This area will be monitored.
Disclaimer by landlord –Resident acknowledges Landlord’s adoption of a SmokeFree Policy and the efforts to designate the complex as no-smoking does not in any way change the standard of care that the Landlord has under applicable law to render the complex any safer, more habitable or improved in terms of air quality standards than any other rental premises.
Landlord specifically disclaims any implied or express warranties that the property will have any higher or improved air quality standards than any other rental property. Landlord cannot and does not warrant or promise that the property will be free from secondhand smoke.
Tenant acknowledges that Landlord’s ability to police, monitor or enforce the agreements of this policy is dependent in significant part on compliance by residents and their guests.
Landlord is not required to take steps in response to smoking unless Landlord knows of said smoking or has been given written notice of said smoking and has knowledge of the responsible party. Tenants with respiratory ailments, allergies, or any other physical or mental condition relating to smoke are put on notice that Landlord does not assume any higher duty of care to enforce this policy than any other Landlord obligation. Tenant Certification Resident/Applicant
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