HIPC issues new permit to United-Bilt Homes

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

United-Bilt Homes contractor Marvin Collins breathed a sigh of relief Friday as the Holiday Island Planning Commission (HIPC) finally agreed to issue a permit on new construction to him.

Collins has attended several HIPC meetings after inheriting problem construction at 13 Woodview Lane on a permit originally taken out by another United-Bilt contractor, Daniel Henderson, in January this year.

Henderson went over the allotted permit time without applying for an extension, and Collins took over the job. He also applied for a new permit in July to build a house on Hillside Ave., which was denied.

Citing long-standing problems with United-Bilt contractors, HIPC was reluctant to issue a new permit.

After several meetings with HIPC to bring Collins up to speed on requirements for a Certificate of Occupancy for 13 Woodview Lane, Collins received the green light Friday for the new permit.

He will build a 1,763-square-foot house for property owners Willard and Charlotte Nowlin at 8025 Hillside Ave.

"We're going to work with you on this," said Building Inspector Red Perkins. "We normally give 150 days on a house this size, but I'd like the board to give you 180 days to be sure you're able to get it done."

The rest of the board agreed, and Permit #1994 was approved for 180 days.

In other business, HIPC:

  • Approved Permit #1993 for 180 days to builder Tom Prince to build a spec house at 37 Holiday Island Drive with a 1.5-foot variance on the front setback for a four-car garage.

  • Approved in the minutes for Peter Crisp to place a 16-foot by 20-foot shed, with electricity, on his property at 3 Summit Drive and to build a stairway from his deck to the ground.

    At the meeting of July 30, HIPC:

  • Approved Permit #1992 for 150 days to Ron Jacobson of J&J Construction to build a 1,673-square-foot spec house at 18 Country Club Drive.

  • Approved in the minutes for Rex Rogers to add a deck to his house at 72 Country Club Drive.

    The commission meets every Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. at its office in the Park Shopping Center at 1 Parkcliff Drive, Suite D. Requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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