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File #: 18-4514    Version: 1 Name: Proposed Amendments to Health Ordinance Governing Public Swimming Pools
Type: Public Hearing Status: Public Hearing
File created: 2/5/2018 In control: Health Department
On agenda: 3/7/2018 Final action:
Title: : Proposed Amendments to Health Ordinance Governing Public Swimming Pools
Attachments: 1. 18-4514 MC Rules Governing Public Swimming Pools.pdf, 2. 18-4514 Public Speaker.pdf, 3. 18-4514 Affidavit.pdf
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Title:
Proposed Amendments to Health Ordinance Governing Public Swimming Pools

Summary
ACTION:
Approve proposed amendments to the Mecklenburg County Health Ordinance Governing Public Swimming Pools


Staff Contact: Gibbie Harris, MSPH, BSN, Health Director


Presentation: No


BACKGROUND/JUSTIFICATION:
The Mecklenburg County Health Ordinance Governing Public Swimming Pools went into effect May 18, 1999. The Health Ordinance Governing Public Swimming Pools established local enforceable standards for permitting, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of public swimming pools in Mecklenburg County. Public Swimming Pools in Mecklenburg County must meet the requirements of both the Local Health Ordinance and the North Carolina Public Swimming Pool Rules.

The Health Department proposes amending the Mecklenburg County Health Ordinance Governing Public Swimming Pools in response to an internal review of the regulations. The proposed amendment will
1. Replace the words “Health Ordinance” or “Ordinance” with the words “Rules” or “Rule”.
2. The Local Health Ordinance and the State Public Swimming Pool Rules have telephone requirements. Due to technology changes since 1999 the instructions to contact 911 may not always be accurate.
a. Remove the telephone requirement from section 7e of the Lifeguard/Safety Requirements.
i. A telephone shall be installed in the pool area that is readily accessible anytime the pool is being used. The telephone shall be capable of directly dialing 911. Instructions shall be posted by the telephone stating IN CASE OF EMERGENCY DIAL 911. The name and address of the facility shall be clearly posted on or near the telephone.
b. Public Swimming pools will be required to be in compliance with the telephone requirements contained in state swimming pool rules found in 15A North Carolina Administrative Code 18A. .2530(f). The following is the state requirements that the County will comply with:
i. A telephone capable of directly dialing 911 o...

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