Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pinecrest to hold Building & Planning Open forum. Looking to improve services.

CLICK HERE to view the event listing on the official Village of Pinecrest Website

Building & Planning Open Forum
How Can We Improve Our Services?
Friday, December 14, 2012
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Pinecrest Community Center
5855 Killian Drive
Pinecrest, Florida

The Building and Planning Department invites all parties (homeowners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, etc.) interested in the quality of the services the department provides to a structured Open Forum with the Building and Planning Department staff. The purpose of the forum is to engage in a productive discussion regarding Building Codes, Zoning and construction in general and in particular the regulation of these important activities in the Village. It is hoped that by engaging in an honest, sincere and constructive dialogue the forum will generate ideas and "out-of-the-box" thinking that can be used to improve the services that the department provides to constituents.
Note that Palmetto Bay has completed a committee process, but the present Palmetto Bay village council still has not enacted the committee and staff recommendations. The Palmetto Bay Committee of the Whole meeting of December 12, 2012, would be an outstanding time for the new council to address the status in public.  

Newly elected Vice Mayor John Dubois should ask that the status of changes suggested in the Palmetto Bay Building and Permitting Advisory Committee Final Committee Report be placed in the agenda for a public update.

For more information:
November 30, 2012, A holiday wish list for the new Palmetto Bay council

#2.The status of the implementation of the new permit fee schedule and other recommendations of the Palmetto Bay Building and Permitting Advisory Committee Final Committee Report.

April 14, 2012, Palmetto Bay's Building and Permitting Advisory Committee Final Committee Report has been completed and submitted to the Village Council. Where does it go from here?

September 17, 2012, Palmetto Bay budget Review, part 2. Department of Building & Capital Projects


I applaud Pinecrest for beginning this progress.  I ask however that this process not be a tease; that the process results in substantive updates that are PROMPTLY enacted, not left on a shelf for months or longer to wither away from council neglect. 

Delays in enacting improved services and simplifying/reducing the permit fees costs homeowners both time (delays) and increased costs.

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