Section 11-278 Operating permit required; revocation of permit; hearings and appeals.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16592 on 09/18/2000, Section 11-278 read as follows.
(a) Every person owning, operating or maintaining a Class A, B,
C, E or F swimming pool in
the city of Columbia shall be required to hold a valid operating permit from the health
department. The permit will be issued annually upon application and after certification by the
health department that all requirements of this article and the rules and regulations of the health
department regarding safety and sanitation have been complied with.
An annual inspection fee
of one hundred twenty-five dollars ($125.00) per pool or spa permit for pools requiring seasonal
inspections shall be collected. An annual inspection fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00) per
pool or spa permit requiring annual inspections shall be collected. Such fees shall be collected
by the business license administrator and are payable at the time that the permit is issued.
(b) If the application for an operating permit is denied, the
health department shall notify the
applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial and of the right to appeal. The applicant,
ten days of the denial of the permit, may appeal the denial by filing a written request for a
hearing before the director.
(c) If the director determines that a violation of this
article or a rule or regulation established
under this article is a substantial health or safety hazard, the director may immediately revoke the
operating permit and all use of the swimming pool shall be immediately discontinued. Any
person to whom such an order is issued shall comply immediately, but upon written petition to
the director, shall be afforded a hearing on the revocation within five days.
(d) Any person whose permit has been
revoked, may, at any time, make application for
reinspection for the purpose of reinstatement of the permit. Within five business days following
the receipt of a written request, the swimming pool shall be reinspected. If the swimming pool
in compliance with the requirements of this article and the rules and regulation established under
this article, the permit shall be reinstated.
(e) The hearings provided for in this
section shall be conducted by the director in accordance
with the requirements of Chapter 536, Revised Statutes of Missouri. Appeals may be made to
the circuit court in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 536, Revised Statutes of
(Code 1964, § 10.10140; Ord. No. 16334, § 1, 2-7-00)