Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Rules and Regulations Part 14


The Township of Washington thwarts its citizens at every turn when they try to improve their residences. The latest saga is our submitted codes are not up to date and our smoke alarms don't show on the plans. It seems that the town eagerly adopt any changes to the codes as the State changes them so that they may charge additional fees and impose prohibitive regualtions upon its people. As far as the smoke alarms are concerned, they were installed years ago under code required by the town. You would think that they would have retained that info and referenced it. But i guess not. It's for the homeowner to provide again. A database would be a good idea for this town. So needless to say our construction job has been delayed another 15 to 20 days. We probably wont be breaking ground now until mid to end of October. It's getting mighty close to when the snow flys!