11 months, 3 weeks ago by Bob Gough
City now has parameters for residential swimming pools
The Quincy City Council approved an ordinance updating zoning regulations, including parameters for residential swimming pools.
City Planning and Development Director Chuck Bevelheimer said there were no rules for pools on the books, but with more people having larger, above ground pools, he believed some parameters needed to be set.
Alderman Terri Heinecke (R-7th Ward) asked about the requirements, which requires pools to be set up in backyards. Bevelheimer said the city had received complaints about pools in front yards.
Bevelheimer said homeowners could seek variances if they didn’t have backyards or their backyards were sloped and wouldn’t support a pool.
Along with pools, the ordinance also includes regulations for other residential structures including garages, fences and signs.
The ordinance passed 8-6. Heinecke opposed it along with Virgil Goehl (D-1st Ward), Lexze Mann (R-1st Ward), Mike Farha (R-4th Ward), Tony Sassen (R-4th Ward) and Jim Musolino (R-6th Ward).
Aldermen also received the report of the Quincy Animal Control Commission. The report recommends an increase in the cat license fee and for the city to reinstate a second animal control officer. Click here to read the report.
The report was sent to the Quincy Police Department for review.
The Council also approved the purchase of 1 million trash stickers from Midland Paper for $9.875.