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Smoking will still be allowed at Turning Stone Casino 

Jump to full article: Oneida (NY) Daily Dispatch, 2010-05-09
Author: CAITLIN TRAYNOR Dispatch Staff Writer


With a freshly approved liquor license, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said the Department of Health will not enforce the Clean Indoor Air Act on CD Food & Beverage operating out of the Turning Stone Casino and Resort.

As a New York State corporation, CD Food & Beverage agreed to defer to the State Liquor Authority on all rules and regulations regarding the sale of alcohol, remit property taxes and abide by New York state law.

Picente said the county will not have the ability to enforce the state’s non-smoking policy because of lack of jurisdiction.

“It’s part of the complex issue that still remains,” Picente said. The agreement between CD and SLA “doesn’t address other areas of municipal law that are still clouded,” he said.

“I don’t have that ability by law to enforce,” he said.

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