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File #: O-530-20    Version: Name: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ADDING NEW SECTIONS ON WATER SAFETY PERSONNEL AND SWIMMING FACILITY REQUIREMENTS
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/11/2020 In control: Labor and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 12/10/2020 Final action: 12/10/2020
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ADDING NEW SECTIONS ON WATER SAFETY PERSONNEL AND SWIMMING FACILITY REQUIREMENTS (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: David Yates (D-25), Anthony Piagentini (R-19), Paula McCraney (D-7)
Attachments: 1. O-530-20 V.2 FAM 121020 ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 LMCO (SWIMMING FACILITY).pdf, 2. O-530-20 V.1 111920 ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 LMCO (SWIMMING FACILITY).pdf, 3. Metro Council Pools.pdf, 4. 20201016141605592.pdf, 5. O-530-20 PROPOSED FAM 121020 Swimming Facilities.pdf, 6. ORD 160 2020.pdf
ORDINANCE NO. _________, SERIES 2020
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 115 OF THE LOUISVILLE METRO CODE OF ORDINANCES BY ADDING NEW SECTIONS ON WATER SAFETY PERSONNEL AND SWIMMING FACILITY REQUIREMENTS (AS AMENDED).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS YATES, PIAGENTINI, AND MCCRANEY

WHEREAS, it is the unintended consequence of well-intentioned regulations to create disadvantages to local businesses and developers;
WHEREAS, those who have the means to purchase a privately held pool are not subject to the same rules and regulations of those who have access to a pool through a homeowners association or an apartment/condominium creating a disadvantage to those with less financial resources;
WHEREAS, the financial burden of training and retaining pool safety personnel has disproportionately impacted the installation of swimming pools in homeowner's associations and apartment/condominiums in West and South Louisville;
WHEREAS, limiting access to these amenities in economically blighted areas decreases, opportunities for cardiovascular exercise and recreation; and
WHEREAS, all pool owners should take reasonable precautions to prevent the risk of drowning to their guests with a particular focus on young children.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION I: New sections are hereby added to the Louisville Metro Code of Ordinances Chapter 115.221 to read as follows:


? 115.221 LIFEGUARDS REQUIRED; PERMIT.
(C) Public swimming and bathing facilities with pools having less than 2750 2000 sq. ft. of water surface area and five (5) feet or less in depth shall not be subject to the water safety personnel requirements unless the facility has unlocked access and/or allows bathers 16 years of age or under to enter the facility area without a responsible person 17 years of age or older.
(D) All public swimming and bathing facilities which do...

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