Meeting on Sedimentation and Erosion Control Plan requirements with NCG01 Permit - Friday, August 23rd.
Due to continued confusion and frustration revolving around the new permitting process for local sedimentation and erosion control permits along with the state NCG01 permit, we have scheduled a meeting at the HBA with representatives from Wake County and the State.
The meeting will be on Friday, August 23rd at 9:30 a.m. at the HBA of Raleigh-Wake County office located at 5580 Centerview Drive, Raleigh.
The agenda is as follows:
That's right! Believe it or not, Raleigh has kicked off an Infill Residential Development Study. I'd love to say they are responding to our concerns of how out of whack everything has become with the onslaught of text changes over the last few years, but sadly I believe the impetus for this study is yet to look at additional ways to preserve the "character of the neighborhood". That is EXACTLY why we need to have all the voice we possibly can at the table while this discussion takes place. The City has kicked off things with a survey where they are collecting information.
PLEASE take the time to complete this survey to make sure our industry's voice is heard. The survey can be found here:
The HBA of Raleigh-Wake County has been working with the Town of Wake Forest while they update their sign ordinance. We offered many comments and suggestions to try and make it easier for our members to market their neighborhoods and provide way-finding signs while still staying out of the public right of way, as desired by the Town. This item was heard recently at the Town's joint public hearing and is now coming before the Commission at their Tuesday, August 20th meeting which starts at 7:00 p.m. at 301 S. Brooks Street, Wake Forest. Please click here for digital access to the agenda. It is Item 7.G.
The City of Raleigh has a text change that will be discussed soon in the Text Change Subcommittee of the Planning Committee. This text change, TC-4-19, looks to add a requirement that if a builder/developer gets a notice of violation (NOV) for sedimentation and erosion control, then they will be required to submit a sedimentation and erosion control plan on any permit pulled for the next 2 years, for lots under 12,000 square feet that do not currently require them. This could means thousands of additional dollars given the SEC Plan permit fee, added time and engineering costs.
We believe, and spoke at the Planning Commission meeting, that the punishment does not properly match the offense and have asked for more discussion and consideration on the topic. Please let me know if you would like to be involved in this issue. I will be notifying builder members when this item has been calendared with the Text Change Committee. Click here for more information on TC-4-19.
Beginning July 1, 2019, the Town of Cary will offer the opportunity for citizens and applicants to schedule SPOT (Small Project One-hour Turnaround) permit appointments online. They are introducing this opportunity to reduce wait times and allow your permit review to be more predictable. Using their online submittal portal you will be able to submit your residential permit application and schedule your appointment. SPOT appointments occur Monday - Friday from 8:00-11:00 AM.
Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Once you have submitted your residential permit application and your requested SPOT permit appointment has been confirmed by staff, simply arrive at your scheduled appointment time and wait while your permit submittal is reviewed. The Development Services Office is located on the first floor of Cary Town Hall at 316 N Academy Street.
For more information regarding Cary's SPOT program visit their webpage: https://www.townofcary.org/business-development/residential-alterations-additions
If you are not familiar with their online portal, there are a few steps to prepare yourself for submitting an application:
Ready to submit your application? Here are your next steps once you have created your account:
If you need assistance, call the Town of Cary at 919-469-4046.
Plan to attend one of the seven demo sessions to learn about the new Raleigh Permit and Development Portal. At the demonstration, you will learn how this will change the way you manage development review and permitting processes beginning in July.
Radon & Radionuclides
Dealing with Wake County's most common well water contaminants
Do you help private well users drink their water with confidence? Then you will want to attend this free training covering Radon and radionuclides in well water. These are the most chemical contaminants in Wake County wells, but most wells have not been tested for them, and fixing these problems can be complicated.
Over a day of training, we will cover:
Speakers include subject matter experts from the Rutgers University Eastern Regional Radon Training Center, N.C. Radiation Protection Section; N.C. Division of Public Health; and Wake County Groundwater staff.
Wake County recommends this training for:
· Home Inspectors
· Treatment installers
· Environmental health specialists
· Other real estate and environmental professionals who work with private well owners and users
Thursday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wake County Commons Building
Room 100 C
4011 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
Parking is freely available in a lot on site.
Lunch options are limited near the training site, so we recommend packing one.
Register and View the Full Agenda
Planning to attend this FREE training opportunity? Click the RSVP button to let us know, and click here to view a full agenda for the workshop.
To All Contractors,
The Town of Apex Inspections and Permits department will be implementing their new online inspection request procedure on or about June 10, 2019.
As they prepare for the change, you may see some created inspections on the ePermit site. Clicking on them will NOT schedule an inspection. For now, please continue to request inspections in the normal way until you are notified that the system is live.
It will be very significant on your part to make sure you are requesting the inspections in the correct sequence. Inspections that you request will be scheduled as requested and any inspections requested out of sequence will be charged a re-inspection fee of up to $150 when determined by the field inspection that the inspection is out of the normal sequence. If you do not know or understand the correct sequence of inspections, please visit the website to view a flowchart:
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Raised Slab
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Basement
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Superior Walls.
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Mono Slab
Inspection Sequence - Foundation - Crawl Space
If you’ve reviewed the appropriate flowchart and still have questions, feel free to discuss with your inspector and/or visit Town of Apex office with questions.
Instructions for the new on-line system will be posted soon.
If you have any questions please contact the Town at 919-249-3418.