1. Calling the Roll.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Euille, and the City Clerk called the roll; all the members of Council were present. (Councilwoman Hughes arrived at 9:43 a.m.)
2. Public Discussion Period.
(a) Christopher Der, 5405 Duke Street, Apt. 312, spoke about funding solutions for WMATA and DASH, asking City Council to demand that the State picks up their end of transportation funding. He commended Vice Mayor Donley for proposing a legislative package that includes a Northern Virginia gas tax with revenues being dedicated to WMATA. He said it must push again for a gas tax in 2012. Mr. Der said that without dedicated funding, WMATA will spiral into disarray and the region's roads will be more congested than they can imagine. Mr. Der asked Council to advertise a tax rate high enough to devote additional funding for WMATA, as Arlington and Fairfax Counties have already done this. If they are willing to accept some of the largest fare increases in the history of WMATA, then it is only fair that the local jurisdictions pick up their share as well. Mr. Der said he would like Council to restore all funding for the DASH bus system in 2011, noting the buses on Duke Street are routinely crowded. DASH needs to provide transit options for the base realignment and closure developments, and none is possible without appropriate funding.
Swimming Pools; Operation and Maintenance
Sec. 11-11-56 General Operation and Maintenance.
Swimming pool facilities shall be operated and maintained in a manner which will not create a nuisance or hazard to the public's safety or health. The pool shall be adequately secured to prevent unauthorized entry when not in use. Water in the pool and that standing on or in pool covers or other pool equipment shall at all times be treated in a manner to prevent the growth of algae and the breeding of mosquitoes or other insects.
Sec. 11-11-57 Water Operating Levels.
The water level shall be maintained within the operating range of the skimmers or at the top of the overflow rim of a gutter system at all times the swimming pool is open for use.
Sec. 11-11-58 Monitoring, Reporting, and Record Keeping.
The following information shall be recorded and maintained by the owner for a minimum of one year from the date of the recording, occurrence, or incident; and shall be available for inspection at all times while the swimming pool is in operation:
(a) Water Quality Parameters and Maintenance.
1. The disinfectant residual and pH shall be tested and the results recorded at least once every two hours while the pool is in use. ORP readings, if applicable, shall also be recorded every two hours while the pool is in use. The water temperature, for heated pools, and the total chlorine residual, for pools utilizing chlorine, shall be tested and recorded a minimum of once a day.
2. Influent and effluent pressure gauge readings and the flow rate shall be observed every two hours and be recorded at least two times per day; at least once prior to opening to the public and during the last hour of operation. The date and time of each backwash or filter cleaning shall be recorded.
3. Total alkalinity and calcium hardness tests shall be performed and recorded weekly, or more often as necessary to provide proper chemical balance of the pool water. Cyanuric acid tests shall be performed and recorded weekly at all pools utilizing cyanuric acid or chlorinated cyanurates.
4. The date, time, type, and amount of any chemicals added to the pool water shall be recorded. However, for chemicals added continuously with a chemical feeder, only the type of chemical shall be documented.
(b) Other Records.
1. The owner shall immediately notify the Director of all drownings, near drownings, injuries, water- related illness or deaths which have occurred. Notification of minor injuries, such as minor abrasions or superficial cuts, shall not be required. Owners shall submit a complete written drowning and injury report, containing all relevant facts and information related to the incident, to the Director within seven days of an incident. The following information must be included in the report of all drownings, near drownings, injuries, water-related illnesses, or deaths which have occurred:
(a) Name, address and phone number of pool operator on duty at time of incident;
(b) Date, time and exact location of incident;
(c) Name, age, certifications, address and phone number of persons responding during the incident;
(d) Name address and phone number for all lifeguards on duty at time of incident;
(e) Exact locations of all lifeguards on duty at the time of the incident;
(f) Pool and/or spa water clarity at the time of the incident;
(g) Number of bathers in the pool at the time of the incident;
(h) Number of patrons in the facility at the time of the incident;
(i) Police Case number (if available);
(j) Injury description;
(k) Names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses; and
l. Detailed description of incident;