Sunday, March 17, 2019
The Permit process begins soon
Trucks of Art:
Some businesses are too explicit
It has been a long time since I ‘pulled’ a building permit. The last time I did, I only had to go down to city hall and tell them where I was going to build, they asked my estimated cost, checked to see if water and sewer was available, signed off on the zoning and sent me to the county for the building permit. 30 minutes at most.
Now there are about 20 steps to go thru before a zoning OK will be given. So the process starts. I am guessing 6 weeks before any dirt is moved or trees dropped.
Son Mark who lives in Florida is also a Licensed General Contractor in NC. I want him to build the house if possible. He is a ‘faster’ builder than I. I am a plodder. I like to get one phase of the house done before starting another, always have. He doesn’t mind forging ahead and pushing inspections.
Either way this first meeting with zoning Monday, will let me know how many of the 20 steps I actually must make before zoning is Okayed.
Weather for the folks who have ‘lived’ here in the Gaston area feel like they have lived in a rain forest this year. Son Jack says 4 days is the longest they have gone without rain in the county.
So Saturday the sun was out and I cleaned up falling limbs to burn and cut the grass. Actually here I mowed a little grass, wild flowers, weeds, clover and wild onions. But as I mowed I remembered what I missed mowing the yard here, the smell of chopped wild onions. I actually like that smell, most folk hate it. Yep, I ‘ain’t right’. In NC that saying is applied to folk who do not have a ‘full deck’ or ‘the elevator does not go to the top floor.’
Thank you for stopping by the Shipslog, I do appreciate it.