Allow Commercial Resort Style Pools in Michigan with swim-up pool bars

Allow Commercial Resort Style Pools in Michigan with swim-up pool bars

Started
February 6, 2019
Petition to
State Representative Gary R. Eisen and
Signatures: 1,804Next Goal: 2,500
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Started by Brian Browe

We are creating a destination transit marina in our lovely State of Michigan which will cater to Michiganders and all boaters of the Great Lakes.  

We're proposing 150 boat spaces on the Island as well as access by vehicle for 106 cars via a bridge.  A restaurant-pool bar will also be constructed on the property with an unique opportunity to capture the beauty and iconic views of Lake St. Clair.  This location is also proposed to host tent weddings  

We could use some assistance. Our plan is to have a resort style swim-up pool bar and currently, the Michigan DEQ has jurisdiction on Commercial Swimming Pools.  The rule R 325.2192 Swimming Pool Use restricts consumption of beverages within the pool.  Please see two (2) rules restricting our plan:  

R 325.2192 (8c) - Prominently display a sign conveying requirements for safe and sanitary disposal of all food wastes and preclude consumption of food and beverages within the pool. 

R 325.2192 (10) A swimming pool owner shall prominently display, at the pool, a sign warning against the use of a pool after the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

These rules are restricting swim up pool bars while competitors in Put-In-Bay, Ohio are allowed this attraction. We feel that is a disadvantage for Michigan. According to the DEQ rep Karen Beauchamp, the rules have been unchanged since 2001 and are due for some adjustments. She recommended that I reach out to our representative which is Gary Eisen.

Pure Michigan.

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