§ 9.48.255. Revocation of licenses and closure by director  


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  • A. The director may order the immediate closure and revoke the license of a public swimming pool or spa when any one of the following conditions exists:

    1. A public swimming pool or public spa continues to be open for business while its license is suspended;

    2. An owner or operator or any employee of a public swimming pool or public spa has interfered with the director of the department of environmental services in the performance of official duties; or

    3. The license for a public swimming pool or spa has been suspended for a health or safety issue within the preceding twelve calendar months and there is a failure to correct, within the time allotted, a hazard to public health or safety that was set out as a reason for most recent notice of suspension of the license.

    B. The director of the department of environmental services shall post the facility with a revoked license with the following sign at each entrance to the facility and in a prominent location within the pool/spa area:

    POOL/SPA CLOSED BY ORDER OF THE CITY OF EL PASO DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES—NO SWIMMING—VIOLATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO PROSECUTION UNDER SECTION 9.48.260 OF THE EL PASO CITY CODE.

    C. A facility whose license has been revoked shall immediately cease further use until the owner or operator has secured a new license or the revocation is reinstated through an appeal.

    D. The director of the department of environmental services shall notify the permit official of all revocations and reinstatements of licenses.

    E. After a six month period from the date of revocation a public swimming pool or public spa with a revoked license may only be reopened after completing a new application and paying the appropriate application fee as identified in the adopted budget resolution for the current fiscal year or other appropriately adopted resolution by city council, and successfully passing the inspection, and as further described in Chapter 5.32 of the City Code.

(Ord. No. 17272, § 10, 1-26-2010; Ord. No. 17392, § 6, 8-24-2010, eff. 9-1-2010))