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Swimmng Pool Zoning Laws and Fencing Requirements Township of Franklin, Somerset County

June 11, 2018

Updated as of June 2018

340-1License required for public or quasi-public pools and beaches; fees; regulations; terms; revocation; inspections.

[Amended 6-12-1990 by Ord. No. 1576; 2-10-2004 by Ord. No. 3419; 8-12-2008 by Ord. No. 3769]

No person shall operate, conduct or maintain any public or quasi-public swimming pool or bathing area within the said Township without having first obtained from the said Department of Health a license for such purpose and paid an annual fee to said Department of Health for said license in the amount of $600. In addition, the Health Department shall review all construction plans for public and quasi-public swimming pools for which it shall charge a fee of $150 for said review. When the said license is issued, it shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter and such additional sanitary safeguards in respect to the premises to be used as said Department of Health shall deem that the public health may require. Such license shall set forth the method of disinfection and treatment of the water which shall be used by the owners or operators and the maximum number of persons who shall be allowed to use such pool or beach at any one time and during any bathing period.

Such license shall be posted conspicuously at such pool or beach. Every such license shall expire on December 31 following the date of issue thereof, and may be revoked by said Department of Health for any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or any of the additional safeguards prescribed by said Department in granting such license.

In the event a prospective licensee shall receive a conditional or temporary license or shall be denied a license, all further inspections necessary in order for the licensee to obtain a permanent annual license shall be charged at the rate of $25 per inspection.

340-2Adoption of standards.

[Amended 11-8-1984 by Ord. No. 1196; 11-14-2000 by Ord. No. 3165; 3-13-2001 by Ord. No. 3199]

The Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey, 1970, is hereby adopted by reference in full in accordance with N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.6. Three copies of said code have been placed on the file in the office of the Township Clerk upon the introduction of this chapter and will remain on file there until final action is taken on this chapter, for the use and examination of the public.

In addition to the above, the Public Recreational Bathing Statute, N.J.S.A. 26:1A-7 and 26:4A-7 (N.J.A.C. 8:26) as effective May 12, 2000, and as the same shall be updated in the future, shall be enforced.

340-3Violations and penalties.

Any violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, and Article II, General Penalty.


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