[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Stratford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Health regulations — See Ch. 120.
Article I Public Pools
[Adopted 6-13-2005 by Ord. No. 05-20]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DIRECTOR OF HEALTH
- The local Director of Health of the Town of Stratford.
- PUBLIC POOL
- An artificial basin constructed of concrete, steel, fiberglass or other relatively impervious material intended for recreational bathing, swimming, diving, or therapeutic purposes which is located either indoors or outdoors and is provided with a controlled water supply and which is not intended to be used as a pool at a single-family residence.
No person, firm, corporation, or association shall operate a public swimming pool within the Town of Stratford unless in possession of a valid license issued by the Director of Health.
Only a person who complies with the requirements of this regulation and Section 19-13-B33b of the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut shall be entitled to receive and retain such a license.
Any person, firm, corporation, or association who desires to operate, or continue to operate, a public pool shall make written application for a license on forms provided by the Director of Health.
Licenses shall be renewed annually on May 1.
An individual shall be designated who shall be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the pool. This person must have satisfactorily complete a training course provided by the Health Department or receive other training deemed acceptable by the Director of Health.
Prior to approval of an application for a license, the Health Department shall inspect the public pool to determine compliance with the requirements of this article and the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut.
At the time of filing an application for a license, the applicant shall pay to the Health Department a fee which shall be established by the Town Council upon the recommendation of the Director of Health.
Prior to the issuance of an initial license and periodically thereafter, the Health Department shall visit every public pool within the Town of Stratford to make as many inspections as necessary, but at least one annually, for the enforcement of this article and the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut. The Health Department shall have access to all parts of the public pool facility to determine compliance with this article and the Public Health Code of the State of Connecticut, and shall be permitted to examine all records pertaining to the operation and maintenance of the public pool.
Such inspections shall be performed during regular business hours whenever possible, or at any reasonable time upon request of the Health Department.
If upon inspection, conditions detrimental to the public health are found either due to violations of Section 19-13-B33b of the Connecticut Public Health Code or violations of this article, the Director of Health may, by written order, immediately suspend the license to operate the pool until such time as the conditions causing the suspension have been corrected.
A suspended license may be reinstated by written permission of the Director of Health, when upon reinspection, the conditions causing the suspension of the license have been corrected.
The Director of Health may revoke any license to operate a pool for failure to comply with his or her written order following suspension of the license.
A written notice of revocation shall be sent from the Director of Health to the licensed person or persons indicating that the license has been revoked and the reasons for the revocation. A revocation notice shall not be issued for at least five days after suspension of the license.
The person or persons to whom the license was issued may appeal a written order to the Director of Health. The appeal shall be made in writing and shall be received by the Director within two working days after receipt of the order.
The Director shall immediately review the case and may vacate, modify or affirm such order.
The licensee aggrieved by the decision of the Director of Health may, within 72 hours after the making of such decision, appeal to the Commissioner of Health, who shall thereupon immediately notify the authority from whose order the appeal was taken, and examine into the merits of such case, and may vacate, modify or affirm such order.