"We had a few areas impacted, but not nearly as many as 2008," Hart said.
The program adopted by the council this week is identical to the resolution approved after the 2008 event, which saw hundreds of homes severely damaged and even destroyed by record flooding.
The 2008 waiving of building permit fees involved lengthy debate before narrowly passing 4-3. An effort to extend the program to businesses and residential rental property failed in 2008 and also is not part of the program adopted Monday.
Residents making repairs to their homes must still take out the proper building permits, pay the costs and have the work inspected. Upon final inspection approval, the homeowner can apply for a full rebate.
Homeowners may be required to submit a copy of their
In other business, council members unanimously voted down an ordinance which would have upgraded technology requirements and forced more types of business to have surveillance cameras.
Council members said they supported the intent of the ordinance but voted it down because Safety Services Director
"There are going to be significant changes made to this ordinance" before it returns for a vote, Trelka said.
While police officials said the current ordinance, which requires the cameras in convenience and liquor stores only, was outdated, some business owners have voiced concerns about their cost of compliance.
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