A revised fee schedule for planning and development was adopted by commissioners.The code states fees must be reviewed every year but the last overall review occurred over four years ago. Changes include increasing the fee for an accessory permit fee to 25 cents per square foot over 150 square feet ‘“ a 15 cent per foot increase; increasing per square foot fees for commercial and industrial permits to a uniform 25 cents per square foot; increasing re-inspection fees by $25; and increasing the repair/remodel inspection fee to $100.The minimum total fee for all new homes will be $350.New fees include a $250 utility installation and right of way encroachment permit and a $25 pre-construction/documentation fee.Water authority fees for rev-iew of civil plans were added. They include a 20 cents per linear foot fee for plans related to a main on county right of way ($75 minimum), a 30 cents per foot fee for review of plans for state right of way ($75 minimum) and a $150 fee for the review of civil plans by planning and development.Removed was a $100 fee for renewal of utility permits and application fees.Commissioners also: ‘¢ Approved the first reading of a safety coordinator code. It will establish a safety coordinator position and place it in the personnel policy.’¢ Agreed to forego diversity training.’¢ Approved a recommendation from fire chief Danny Henderson to add a pull in door on the back side of the Hollonville fire station, now under construction, at a cost of $3,300, including framing.’¢ Agreed to send commissioner Parrish Swift to grant writing school for $1,000.’¢ Heard commissioner Don Collins say the courthouse restoration and a proposed judicial complex are ready to move on. In light of the stimulus package proposed by Pre-sident Barack Obama, Pike should include those projects in applications.’¢ Discussed an incomplete Turner Road bridge project. Marro is to follow up on the status of funding.’¢ Called a closed session to discuss pending litigation and administration personnel.’¢ Approved a resolution en-dorsing the homestead exemption setting property values at 2007 rates. Rep. Billy Maddox said he needed such a resolution to take to the capital.’¢ Approved a resolution endorsing proposed road dedications for Shi Holmes, Don-nie Dickens, Tony Lumley and Pike County veterans.’¢ Agreed to refund David Thompson taxes for additional square footage of heated space he did not have and commissioner Roosevelt Willis $1,396 for extra taxes paid in 2005-07.’¢ Agreed to hire We Furbish, the low bidder at $49,000, for work to bring the county into compliance with the Ameri-cans with Disabilities Act.’¢ Â Allowed Gordon College astronomy professor Richard Schmude to use the courthouse grounds for a Venus viewing Feb. 26.’¢ Postponed renaming Elliott Lane pending more information.’¢ Heard a report from CATF chairman Blalock about committees formed and the need to fill seven vacant positions.’¢ Appointed Don Bohensky to the recreation authority.’¢ Named commissioner Tom-my Powers vice chairman.
Fee schedule adopted by commish
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