New Crestview building permit fees advance

Published: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 06:49 AM.

CRESTVIEW — The City Council has unanimously approved the first of two final steps in adopting new building permit fees. The ordinance will move to an Oct. 14 workshop before coming before the council Oct. 28 for a final vote.

City building official Jonathan Bilby has worked on revising the city's outdated code for more than a year. The new code should assure the Building Department is self-sufficient, no longer subsidized by general fund money.

Bilby, responding to a concern expressed by Councilman Mickey Rytman, said the International Building Code is referenced only in connection with guidelines for unsafe structures provisions.

To further assure the code won't be applied to Crestview's fee schedule, Bilby said he can revise the proposed schedule again to adopt the international code's provisions by reference.

Crestview's code, adopted Sept. 23, could include the International Building Code’s relevant passages as an exhibit at the end of the new city fee schedule, Bilby said.

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