NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Notice is hereby given that the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 8 a.m., will be held via teleconference instead of in-person, as county health officials continue to implement social and physical distancing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The public can listen to the meeting by dialing 415-655-0003 at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16. When prompted for the meeting identification number, press 808 594 284, then the pound sign (#).
At the June 16 meeting, the Health and Human Services Board will consider the repeal of a local pool rule governing fencing and operation of private swimming pools in New Hanover County, pursuant to NC General Statute 130A-39(a). This rule is being considered for repeal because fencing around a private swimming pool is required in appendix G of the NC Residential Building Code, making the rule obsolete.
In 1989, the New Hanover County Board of Health (now the Health and Human Services Board) adopted rules governing fencing of private swimming pools, with the most recent modifications adopted in March of 2018. While these rules were a progressive stance toward the protection of public health, they are now covered in NC Residential Building Code and are no longer needed. If favorable for repeal, the proposed effective date will be immediate – June 16, 2020.
In accordance with NC General Statute 130A-39(a), the public is invited to comment on the local pool rule, which can be found here or obtained at New Hanover County Health and Human Services located at 1650 Greenfield Street, Wilmington NC, 28401, before action is taken by the Health and Human Services Board on June 16.
To submit a comment on the pool rule or any other health and human services related topic, residents can visit Health.NHCgov.com and click “Applications and Rules” to fill out an online comments form. Residents can also call (910) 798-7411 to leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, address and comment by noon on Monday, June 15. The public comments will be played or read aloud by a staff member during the meeting.