Côte Saint-Luc completes annual inspection of fences around properties with private pools

Côte Saint-Luc, July 13, 2012 – The City of Côte Saint-Luc has completed its annual inspection of the fences surrounding properties with private pools. 

“Our Public Security agents visited every home with a private pool to ensure that the safety rules in our by-law are being respected,” Mayor Anthony Housefather said.

Côte Saint-Luc PS visited 135 pools to ensure the safety of local residents. Côte Saint-Luc By-law 2217 states that properties with a pool must  have a fence of between six and eight feet around the property, a gate with a self-closing and self-locking device out of the reach of children and capable of keeping the door closed. Owners of any property found to be non conforming are given 48 hours to take corrective measures.

“For the past several decades the city has emphasized prevention in issues of public safety,” said Councillor Glenn J. Nashen, the council member responsible for public safety. “We have been proactive in the promotion and teaching of CPR, in our emergency preparedness initiatives, in bicycle helmet legislation and our first-class volunteer public safety programs.” 

For more information about the rules governing private pools, visit www.cotesaintluc.org/BylawGuide.

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For more information: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905, dlevine@cotesaintluc.org

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