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Permitting process is too lax

January 23, 2014

Ward County officials expressed frustration this week with an ongoing problem: More and more building projects in the county are being done without proper building permits....

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ndvetrn

Jan-27-14 7:47 PM

willygarr/canook,

Move forward forward or lean forward eventually you fall forward.

willygarr/canook/markhighwater,

I'm still waiting for math class.

If the following is true, I was ten when you started your tour in Vietnam. Do you honestly expect any of us to believe you talk like this, a person of your age and hopefully wisdom. If I was ten then you would have to be almost 80 now. It's hard to deceive for that long.

Started tour on May 15, 1968 at Bien Hoa Province, South Vietnam..My rank is Captain, Us Army. My MOS {training} is 4800D Maintenance Officer for Ordnance and Civil Affairs...Units served; A Co. Army Depot Long Binh Army S>P>T>, CMD Saigon, 1st LOG CMD, USARV... Medals: Purple Heart

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chadk66

Jan-26-14 1:50 PM

I built homes for alot of years in Minot and Ward Co. Have had to submit drawings and engineering on roof and floor truss's for many years.

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disgusted

Jan-25-14 8:56 PM

still waiting for concerned to share her 'concerns'!

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locomotive

Jan-25-14 11:06 AM

No more coffee stained napkin sketches.

This is more realistic.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Jan-25-14 12:22 AM

Although ND is about the last place to see the light, we are finally moving forward where all building permits will require real drafted blueprints with real structural engineering for footings under all load bearing walls, beams, and posts based on a soil engineer's testing analysis. No more beer soaked napkin sketches.

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disgusted

Jan-25-14 12:04 AM

share with us the specifics, concerned

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concerned

Jan-24-14 7:10 PM

No the county and the city want to pass the buck and don't want to help you. Problems now are arising in SW Minot because of stupidity passed along......

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GoInPeace

Jan-24-14 6:34 PM

Why dont you two get a room where you can get to know each other better. goinpeace.

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locomotive

Jan-24-14 5:21 PM

No worries, red. TGIF

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redneck

Jan-24-14 11:38 AM

hey thanks locomotive

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redneck

Jan-24-14 11:37 AM

hum i guess i didnt see it

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locomotive

Jan-24-14 11:20 AM

Or...

Hal is that computer in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey.

I like this answer better.

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locomotive

Jan-24-14 11:19 AM

Back in another day, a person named "Hal" was a commenter on the Bismarck Tribune, if I'm not mistaken.

It was long ago and far away, but some Democrat/liberal minds don't forget certain things, like they don't like Republicans ever.

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redneck

Jan-24-14 10:52 AM

what is a hal

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redneck

Jan-23-14 8:14 PM

holly cow you live in a scary bitter world are you ok dude?

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ProgressiveLiberal

Jan-23-14 8:12 PM

There is only one building code: The International Building Code (IBC)which has been in effect since over 20 years. Unfortunatly, the state of ND allows local governments to delete and alter it to fit the needs of the whiney farmers. Go ahead and ignore it if you don't mind things falling down, burning down, killing people, maiming people, getting sued.

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redneck

Jan-23-14 4:52 PM

the county or the city is not out to fight with you they are there to help a person.i have never had a problem with any of them if you treat them like people, so if you have a problem i bet it is about 95% your falt.

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redneck

Jan-23-14 4:42 PM

the county and city have different codes and it is still your responsability to know not anybody elses if you doent know or doent want to know then you pay, and there is a copy of all the codes at your disposal just go get it, at the county or the city

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concerned

Jan-23-14 4:39 PM

Yes there are inspectors. But why did the county look the other way when lots were built in SW Minot before Annexation? Oh and when the county finally was annexed into Minot, why did they not inspect the houses to city code standards?

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redneck

Jan-23-14 4:35 PM

hey buyer beware it is not the countys job to make sure you are educated on buying a house or anybody else, there is a inspector that anybody can hire if you doent know what you are looking at.

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concerned

Jan-23-14 4:00 PM

I agree with 73Hockey. It's very important to get on top of these laws because their predecessors didn't get on top of the laws and the housing in SW Minot before it was annexed into the city and a lot of headaches are here today. But also, there was a 2-Mile annexation rules between the city of Minot and the County, and not one person stayed on top of it between the City and the County. So again these are the headaches faced.

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redneck

Jan-23-14 11:38 AM

and i can say this man he is ok just trying to do his job i am actually working to fix about two of mine right now, its all good

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redneck

Jan-23-14 11:33 AM

no doent fine me it will all come out in the wash, this is just one way to police tax revinue they have the upper hand it can be fixed in the tax statement it has been done for years this really is not a problem, it would just be more convenient for them.

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PoeticJustice16

Jan-23-14 10:33 AM

"Oil companies, or any other business that attracts large numbers of new residents, have no financial obligation to pay for new public schools."

-- Minot Daily Neanderthal

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PoeticJustice16

Jan-23-14 10:30 AM

There are rules for journalism, too -- rules concerning ethics, balance, accuracy and fairness.

The MDN doesn't follow rules -- so why should anyone else bother?

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