Answers: New warehouse, swimming pool fencing

Posted: Jun. 2, 2012 12:04 am Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 5:53 pm

What business is going in the building being constructed by the post office sorting center just off of Wismann Lane?


T.F. Ehrhart is building a 40,000-square-foot warehouse with some office space, as well.


Are there any rules for fencing swimming pools in a residential area?


Yes. Rules apply to any swimming pool more than 24 inches deep or having more than 250 square feet of surface. For in-ground pools, it must be entirely enclosed with a fence not less than 4 feet high with a locking gate. Gates must be kept closed and locked at all times except when the pool is in use under direct supervision of an adult. Above-ground pools with a 4-foot-high or more exterior wall don't need fences. The pool must have a ladder where the treads are removable or a lockable ladder that swings up when not in use. If a deck from the house or yard accesses the pool, the deck must have a city-code-compliant railing and a gate installed if there are stairs to the yard. Building and fence permit applications are available at the Quincy Planning Department inside the City Hall Annex near Eighth and Maine.

What can be done about people speeding down certain streets?


Contact your alderman or contact the Quincy Police Department (228-4475) to voice your concerns.



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