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Town of Oak Creek approves reduction in building code fees

— The town of Oak Creek approved an ordinance at its regular board of trustees meeting Thursday that will reduce building permit fees by 10 percent beginning Sept. 1.

The change comes after a recommendation made by Routt County building official Ben Grush and the Building Department Oversight Committee in an effort “to keep reserve levels within policy guidelines.” The recommendation states the department is bringing in excess revenue outside of policy standards. The town itself does not retain any of the fees generated through the permits.

Also Thursday, Michael and Joy Marx asked for an amendment to a current town code that prohibits the use of kennels within town limits. The Marxes own 14 Alaskan sled dogs, which they use on guided tours, and want to move the dogs to Oak Creek should they purchase the Oak Creek Inn with plans of turning it into a bed and breakfast.



The current code prohibits keeping more than three dogs or cats. The trustees agreed to consider it as a formal request for the July 23 meeting.

Other agenda items included the presentation and approval of the 2014 town audit, with auditor Tim Mayberry saying it was “all in all, a good straightforward year.”



The review and consideration for approval of a retail marijuana business license for Tonka Construction LLC was tabled until July 23.

To reach Austin Colbert, call 970-871-4204, email acolbert@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @Austin_Colbert


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