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Scappoose to ban smoking in parks, require alcohol permit

The Scappoose City Council voted July 5 to adopt an ordinance that will require a permit from the city prior to bringing alcohol into any city park, or the Watts House, for personal consumption or events.

Park users will need to apply for a permit at least two weeks in advance of any event or planned visit to a park if bringing alcohol.

The council also approved the first reading of an ordinance that will ban smoking in city parks.

Park users could face a $50 fine for violating the new smoking rules.