Final reading of an ordinance requiring inspections on construction of commercial properties to be done was approved at this morning’s meeting.
Second reading was amended from the first time the ordinance passed, as residential homes are not included in the measure. The state has an “all or nothing” template when it comes to home construction inspection ordinances, meaning such a law would require a homeowner to pay for a pricy inspection to just build on a porch.
Squire Brent Spurlin said he and the other four magistrates agreed the commercial ordinance was the way to go.
The ordinance also makes it official that Pat Rhodes is the county-designated inspector.
In other business, court gave Judge-Executive Darryl Greenfield approval to place an ad in the Todd County Standard reminding business owners and self-employed individuals that county government has a one percent payroll tax. The percentage also applies to net profits for business owners and farmers, though there is a 500 dollar maximum payment per year.