P&Z discovers 'loophole' in building permit ordinance
November 14, 2008 | MILLVILLE -- One of Millville's
newest ordinances was put to use in the Nov. 13 planning
and zoning meeting. Two people had to pay deposits before
they could begin building.
But there were some loopholes that were pointed out
in the ordinance. The new ordinance states that anything
that requires a residential building permit clearance
must pay a $2,000 deposit, and a $200 deposit on anything
else that is non-residential and requires a building
clearance. The ordinance says that the deposit will
be returned upon the completion of city inspection of
landscaping and it must be done within two years.
The loophole found in the ordinance was a question
brought up to the council members questioning if that
would apply to those who buy several acres of land.
The council agreed that that would be brought up in
future meetings and asked that the representative from
the city council to bring it up in the next city council
As for the items on the agenda, a request from Visionary
Homes for a zoning clearance for a single family residents
at 345 S. 200 East, Millville Meadows subdivision at
lot number eight was approved unanimously.
Also approved unanimously was a request from David
M. Smart for a zoning clearance for a 400 sq. foot cement
pad patio and root cellar to be built at 236 N. 350
East in Millville Estates subdivision.
The next planning and zoning meeting will be held
on Dec. 11.