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Lafayette zoning permit ordinance will have first reading in June

by Doug Hanson
The Lafayette City Council has been asked by several contractors to streamline their building permit, so permits may be received in a much shorter timeline. Currently all building permits have to be approved by the City Council, which can take two to four weeks for approval.
Dave Burger, DeWayne VanDeest, Nick Klingler, Curt Tauber and Mark Dick have all commented on the process over the past three months. It was commented that in area communities, a contractor can get a permit in one day if the plan meets the city’s criteria. A committee was organized to review the terms of the zoning code. That committee consisted of Council members Tom Polich and Tauber, City Clerk Sandy Burger, Maintenance Supervisor Al Fox, plus Klingler, Dick, VanDeest and Burger.
City Attorney Aaron Walton has taken their comments and will prepare a first reading of a new ordinance for the June Council meeting.

For more on the Lafayette Council, check out the May 17 issue of the Winthrop News.

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