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Miami Establishes New Home Pool Ordinances

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MIAMI, OKLAHOMA -

The Miami City Council passed an ordinance saying all residents with pools visible from the street, must have it blocked off, in order to prevent children from drowning.

The actual home is considered as a side, otherwise the side by the street must be a six foot solid fence, and the rest can be a four foot chain fence.

"The practicality of how we're intending to enforce it is for this first year, we're going to get people notice of what people need to do to make their pool compliant and then next year, if it's an already existing pool, then next year we'll start enforcing it" says Ben Loring, the Miami City Attorney. 

  The city could remove the pool of a resident violating the ordinance and possibly give them a 500 dollar fine when the time comes.

Residents must also drain and take down their pool if possible during the off season. 

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