06/14/2006: "Fire Code Fees Adopted"
(Only Chiefs show up for public hearing)
The County Council held a public hearing Tuesday to accept testimony on a proposed ordinance for fire code fees and permits for fires. There was no testimony, and the Council passed the ordinance with only a couple changes to the draft ordinance (Past Story) that had been proposed.
The one major change was to change the proposed charge of 1.1% of value for a construction permit for residential and Commercial, to the more easily understood and administered flat fee of $350 for residential and $500 for commercial. plus $10.00 per sprinkler head.
Outdoor or Open Burning Permit will cost $10.00 for fires less than 10 feet in diameter/height, and if over 10 feet the fee goes up to $150.00. There will continue to be an exception for recreational fires, for which there will be no charge