The committee discussed an ordinance put forth by Tramel to amend a previous ordinance regarding building permit requirements and fees.
Tramel warned the committee, “this is a long one” as he presented the committee with a five-page ordinance draft. The ordinance, essentially required the city to adhere to state standards in regard to building permits and the accompanying fees.
“If we are seeking simplicity, why are we creating an ordinance that says to follow state law? Why don’t we just follow state law?” said Rosamond.
“We could do that,” said Tramel.
Noland made a request that future items of this size be presented to the committee for review prior to the meeting.
Noland questioned the validity of fees and ordinances if the city does not enforce ordinances of its own creation.