Ordinance 4

PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL

FOR HENNEPIN COUNTY

"The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners ordains:"

SECTION I: STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RULES ADOPTED.

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 145.915, 375.51 - 375.55 and Minnesota Rules 7 MCAR § 1.141 relating to public swimming pools, including all subsequent amendments thereto, are adopted by Hennepin County by reference. Reference in 7 MCAR § 1.141 to Board or Board of Health shall be to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners or their authorized representatives.

SECTION II: DEFINITIONS.

For the purpose of this ordinance the following words shall have the following meaning:

Subsection 1: "County" shall mean Hennepin County.

Subsection 2: "Health Authority" shall mean the Hennepin County Community Health Department, its Environmental Health Specialist or other designated agent.

SECTION III: LICENSE REQUIRED.

It is unlawful for any person to operate or permit swimming in a public swimming pool, regardless of whether a fee is charged for such use, unless Hennepin County has issued a valid license therefore which is in full force and effect. Licensing of swimming pools shall be pursuant to Hennepin County Ordinance No. 1. Where a property has more than one pool located upon it, a separate license shall be obtained for each pool. Only a person who complies with the provision of this ordinance and ordinances applicable thereto of the city or cities in which the public swimming pool is located shall be entitled to receive a license.

SECTION IV: LICENSE FEES.

Fees for licenses issued hereunder shall be those established from time to time by resolution of the County Board of Commissioners.

SECTION V: LICENSE EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL.

Licenses issued pursuant to this ordinance expire on the last day of March each year. License renewal applications shall be filed with the County Board prior to April 1, of each year.

SECTION VI: INSPECTION OF PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS.

The Health Authority shall inspect every public swimming pool as frequently as he may deem necessary to ensure compliance with this ordinance.

SECTION VII: CONSTRUCTION AND PLAN REVIEW.

All persons who hereafter construct or remodel a public swimming pool shall conform and comply in their construction, erection or alteration with the requirements of this ordinance. Plans and specifications for such construction, remodeling or alteration which shall show layout; mechanical, plumbing and electrical specifications; construction materials; and location and type of equipment and facilities shall be filed by its owner in the Office of the Health Authority. The statutory or home rule charter city shall not issue a building permit for the facility or remodeling or alteration permit for the facility until such plans have the approval of the Health Authority. The swimming pool shall be constructed and finished in conformance with the approved plans. The Health Authority shall inspect the swimming pool as frequently as he may deem necessary during construction to ensure that construction occurs in conformance with the approved plans. He shall conduct a final inspection prior to the start of operations and issuance of an approved license.

SECTION VIII: PENALTY.

Any person violating a provision of this ordinance shall be guilty to a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished pursuant to Hennepin County Ordinance No. 1.

This ordinance was current when published on this web site. To be certain that it has not been amended since published, contact the Hennepin County Community Health Department, at the email address shown on the right.

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