Hamden Village Council discusses building permit requirements
By Megan Exline
Commoner Journal staff writer
HAMDEN – Hamden Village Council approved a motion to notify property owners of their need to obtain a building permit during its Aug. 8 meeting.
Owners will receive a notification if council members notice the owner needs a building permit and has not obtained one within five days. Council decided that property owners would need to purchase a building permit per lot where construction is being done.
The notification will be in the form of a letter informing owners of their need to purchase the $25 permit. If after the receipt of the notification, the owners do not buy a permit within 10 days, the price will increase by $25.
Also at the meeting, council was notified of some problems with the sewer press. It keeps shutting off and workers think it could be sludge sticking to the top of the belt.
During the park and recreation segment, Councilman Terry Wiseman updated council about the park and recreation board. He said the soccer league wants to start on Aug. 22 and go until the beginning of November.
Members on council discussed the issue of some bleachers that are missing from the Hamden ball field. People first noticed them missing around July 28. A police report was filed.
Also at the meeting, councilman Mike Woodruff asked permission for the firefighter association to stand underneath the Hamden light for a boot drive benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. They plan on having the drive from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 1.
Council also accepted a bid to fix some electrical problems around the building.
Council is waiting until all council members are present to discuss amending the employee leave policy and the utility rates.
Council members present said that utility rates have to increase soon.
“We can’t stay where we are at and expect us to make it because this system is getting older and it will mean more cost,” Mayor Gary Eberts said.