OLCOTT – Niagara County officials braved the high winds on the Lake Ontario shoreline Thursday to show off the first of the antismoking signs to be posted in county parks.
The event in Krull Park, where most of the planned signs already have been installed, called attention to the plans to have signs around all areas in the five county parks where children are most likely to congregate.
Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton told the county Board of Health last week that all the signs should be in place by Memorial Day.
In November, two years after it had blocked posting of the signs, the County Legislature gave the green light for the “Young Lungs at Play” and “Breathe Easy” signs at the request of the Erie-Niagara Tobacco-Free Coalition, based at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
No active enforcement is planned.