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Ord 1848 10/12/1959ORDINANCE T40. 4 _ ' %N ORDINANCE REQUIRING ALL SWIMMING POOLS TO BE FENCED AND EQUIPPED WITH SELF- CLOSING GATES; PROVIDING A PENALTY. IAIHEREAS, a number of swimming pools constructed within the corporate limits of the City of Wichita Falls is increasing; a nd WHEREAS, the presence of these pools constitute an at- traction for children; and WHEREAS, safe- guards are required to protect children. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOORD OF 1"1DERMEN OF THE CITY OF WICHITA FALLS Section 1. Every person in possession of land within the corporate limits of the City of Wichita Falls, either as owner, purchaser under contract, lessee, tenant or licensee upon which is situated a swimming pool shall at all times maintain upon the lot or premises on which the swimming pool is located and complete- ly surrounding the swimming pool, lot or premises a fence, wall or other solid structure designed to prevent small children from inadvertently wandering into the pool, said fence or other solid structure shall not be less than four feet {41) in height, with no openings therein, other than doors or gates, larger than six inch- es (OD square. Pll such doors opening directly into such enclo- sure shall be equipped with self - closing and self- latching devices designed to keep and capable of keeping such doors or gates secure- ly closed at all times when not in actual use, said latching devi- ce to-be attached to the upper quarter of said gate or door; pro- vided, however, that the door of any dwelling occupied by human beings and forming any part of the enclosure hereinbefore required need not be so equipped. Provided further, that swimming pools in existence on the effective date of this ordinance shall be fenced in accordance with the requirements hereinbefore set forth on or before the Ist day of June, 1950, and, thereafter, it shall be un- lawful to maintain any swimming pool in the corporate limits of the City of Wichita Falls which is not fenced in accordance with the requirements of this Section. Section 2. .xll plans hereafter submitted to the City of Wichita Falls for swimming pools to be constructed shall_ show com- pliance with the requirements of the proceeding Section, and the final inspection and approval of all pools hereafter constructed shall be withheld until all requirements of the preceeding Section shall have been complied with by the owner, purchaser under contract, lessee, tenant or licensee. Section 3. That any person violating any of the provi- sions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined any sum not less than five dollars (5,5.00) nor more than two hundred dollars (_"200.00). P %SSED AND IaPPRC.}VED this `y day of , 1959. May or Protean PTTVTl G� enderson. city (-ier PREPARED BY: Frank Gibson, City „ttorney -� October At 1959 Times Publishing ON Wichita lthila,, Tax Gentlem+ ul 'lease publish copy of Ordinamms No,, . #0 attached . hereto# in the Wichita l&"I Record wry one issuej, an FridV — 4otober 160 1959 Plea" Amish this offiae with cortificAs of Publ..i.catio% together with copy of suoh PubUaatiam* N tra, Goo, T, i dwso% City Me* OFFICE TO 1