HIPC approves expanded permits without fees
The Holiday Island Planning Commission (HIPC) approved two changes to permits Friday without charging fees.
Builder Jim Duffy requested an expansion of his plan to build a home for Gary and Eileen Cox at 5 Mission Hills Lane. The Coxes want to add a 12-foot by 14-foot screened porch to the back of the house. The porch will not have heating and air.
Duffy said the roof has not been put on the house yet. The porch will add to the footprint of the original plan. When a permit is issued, fees are based on the square footage of the plan.
Commissioners discussed how to treat the request -- as an addition or a remodel. But they noted it fits neither category as the house is not finished yet and the roof is not on and it is still under the original permit.
HIPC approved allowing the changed permit without a fee. The porch was drawn in on the plans.
Builder Scott Worley also requested a change in his plans for a house he is building at 7 Indian Wells Drive. He said he wants to add an extension over the entryway to the house.
Worley had originally received a 6-foot variance on the front setback; the extension will require an additional 3 feet. Worley said the roof trusses are up, but the roof is not on.
While the front of the house will lie in a plane with the house next to it, the tailings will extend 3 feet beyond. Building Inspector Red Perkins said he wanted to look at it after the meeting.
HIPC approved the change in plans, again without a fee, if Perkins approves the design.
HIPC also approved a plan for Chairman Joe Schuler to enclose a pergola at his home at 14 Fairway Drive. It was determined he does not need a remodel permit, but even if he did, noted Perkins, it has always been a policy of the board that commissioners volunteering to serve on the board have permit fees waived as a courtesy in consideration of their service.
In other business, HIPC:
The commission meets every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Park next to Wade Williams' office at Holiday Island. Requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.