Building & Inspections Departments
Today has proven to be another busy day. Durham came out with their stay-at-home order and Paul and I worked throughout the day to communicate with Wake County Commissioners to ensure that home building and all businesses related to the industry are encapsulated in the "essential services" designation. We provided sample language for the County to consider and had great feedback from many Commissioners. Ultimately, they have the final say on what the order states. We expect the press conference to happen tomorrow, however the time only been tentatively set for 1:00 p.m. Once it is confirmed, I will send out a follow up email so all can tune in to the press conference.
Remember that many of the local governments have closed down their physical buildings and are working entirely via online submittals, dropboxes and safe distance inspections. You should have seen in my prior emails that a new guidance paper was put out Monday by NCDOI that provides some additional opportunity for live remote inspections. We foresee this as an avenue to continue business and encourage you to work with your inspector to make this successful! Please click here to read the guidance paper.
We continue to work with the local governments to see how quickly meetings can be moved to virtual/video meetings to allow government to continue along with the development projects already in the hopper. Currently, that is still a work in progress.
Don't forget to check out the local government(s) below in which you do business to learn their latest operational protocol during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, all of these emails will be posted to the website at the following link: https://www.hbawake.com/local-issue
Please feel free to share and also please send me any and all experiences you've encountered so that I can help disseminate information or work through issues. Thank you and stay safe.
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