EDEN PRAIRE, MINNESOTA – barrier provisions
Issue: Fence height around pools.
Affects: Those who install pools and safety barriers.
Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary: On April 9 the Planning Commission considered amendments to the City Code related to telecommunications permitting, landscape securities, and fence height around pools.
This proposed code amendment will update the fencing requirements to permit a maximum seven (7) foot fence height around pool. Current City Code states six (6) foot is the maximum height permitted. In 2015 State rules changed to permit a maximum fence height of 7 feet. This housekeeping item will bring this portion of Chapter 10 in alignment with both State and City Code and will clarify that permanent fencing must be installed prior to water being placed in the pool.
Status:The Planning Commission recommend approval by an 8-0 vote of the Code Amendment for Chapters 10 & 11 related to fencing around pools. On May 1, 2018, the City Council received a staff report regarding City Code Chapter 10, Section 10.03 Swimming Pool Regulations. On May 15, 2018, the City Council will consider the ordinance on second reading.