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Old 10-23-2015, 07:44 PM   #21
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Re: Stop Work Order! Zoning Complaint.

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Life safety 101? Never heard of that, have to look that up.
NFPA Life Safety 101. There are some jurisdictions up here that view IRC as governing active construction, and Life Safety covers all buildings, even if there is no construction activity. They'll require bringing the whole building up to current life safety codes. Nothing is grandfathered under Life Safety.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:25 PM   #22
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Re: Stop Work Order! Zoning Complaint.

All is well, we are able to get a hearing already early next month. We have plans to make corrections if we do not get the variance. I had to talk the homeowner out of making any major changes just to comply, and fortunately the zoning administrator was of similar mind.
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Re: Stop Work Order! Zoning Complaint.

We won our case, the changes we made to the roof that were within the 5' setback did not require a zoning permit, and they withdrew their request. We also withdrew our request to go over the maximum lot coverage limit, so we are cutting the garage back instead. Your requirements may be different in your area, it was only after a careful reading of the law by their lawyer did we win the case. It originally appeared we were going to lose. We are very happy with the outcome.

PS I wrote earlier we had support from neighbors on 3 sides, this was not correct, 2 wrote letters against, and another directly across the canal made a presentation against (He was forced to comply when he built his house, and was going to make sure we complied. Much of his case was built on incorrect information, and something we easily disproved by an actual property survey.


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