Todd County Fiscal Court has a short agenda ahead of it for Friday morning, but one item has caused significant discussion.
The building code ordinance which formalizes a relationship between the county and inspector Pat Rhodes is on the agenda for the third straight meeting. The ordinance passed on first reading in January, but was tabled two weeks ago.
Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield and others were concerned that the state’s mandated template for such an ordinance regarding new residential construction inspections require the home-owner to pay to have even the smallest addition inspected at a sometimes hefty fee.
Magistrate Brent Spurlin says the court will vote on an amended ordinance to only require commercial properties to be inspected during construction so not to place an undue burden on Todd County residents.
Squire Spurlin says the initial goal was only to protect citizens from out of town builders who have sometimes come to Todd County and built sub-standard homes before making a quick exit.
He says there’s a chance court could re-visit the idea in the form of a subdivision ordinance, but that stand-alone residences under construction would not be included.