should be exempt from county's new ag stamp requirement,
By Rebekah Bradway
December 8, 2006 | PARADISE -- This city should not
be required to follow the new county requirement of
having engineering stamps to construct ag buildings,
the Town Council agreed at its meeting Wednesday evening.
Building permits are already required for any building
construction in Paradise, but Cache County does not
require it. The county now requires engineering stamps
for ag buildings in order to prevent people from changing
their ag building to another use.
"You don't have to penalize everyone for that," Mayor
Lee Atwood said.
An engineering stamp could cost builders $400-$600.
Due to these expenses, Atwood said people might build
without a stamp or permit until they get caught.
"The building department has gotten chicken," Councilman
Leland Howlett said.
If something happens to a building to damage it or
even cause it to fall, the building department can now
say the engineer is at fault, the council discussed.
"I think this is a ploy to shift responsibility,"
Atwood said he would not ask the county to exempt
Paradise from the new regulation; he would nicely tell
In other business, the council:
-- further discussed the legalities of having two separate
dwellings on one lot, saying the question may have to
be brought to the Board of Adjustment.
-- said they may look at locals who would like the responsibility
of dogcatcher in Paradise. The contract for the current
dogcatcher is almost outdated.