alters rules for accessory buildings
By Shauna Smith
March 19, 2006 | MILLVILLE -- A public hearing was
held at Thursday night's City Council meeting and was
only open for 3 minutes. There were 10 citizens in attendance
and none had any comments.
The hearing was to receive public input on a proposed
revision to a section of Millville City Code regarding
the size of accessory buildings that would require a
permit. The minimum size was at 120 square feet and
the approved ordinance will bump it up to 200 square
Also, the council is considering self-inspections
to be included in the permitting process of home businesses
so the county doesn't have to be involved anymore.
The recommendation was given to the council by the
county fire marshal, according to Councilman Brian Jensen.
"It was brought into us as a tool to use because they
don't have the man power," said Jensen.
Self-inspections will be required with all applications
for business licenses or home occupations. The inspections
will be based on the honor system.
No decision was made on the self-inspections. Discussion
will be continued in the next City Council meeting and
the council will ask the county fire marshal to attend
and give input on the change.
In other business, the council approved the expansion
of Silicone Plastics Inc., a manufacturer of injection
molded plastic fabrications. On conditions of the approval,
Silicone Plastics has to acquire land to accommodate
33 parking stalls by Jan. 1, 2008, and get rid of parking
on the city right of way. If these requirements are
not met, the owners will not be granted a business license