County’s Real Property Inventory Review: determine if parcels can be considered surplus
Continuing reviewing all real estate holdings to to County needs and made available for purchase.
Hoping to conclude our study in the next few months. Exchange with Habitat for Humanity: Tentative agreement with Habitat for Humanity for a parcel land for use by CCU master lift station on Placida Road -agreement subject to BCC approval.
Building Construction Services
Summary: March saw increase in permitting: 29 single family permits issued - an improvement over March 2008 and increase YTD over last year. Total number of permits issued in March was 1,246. While this is good news, revenue is still down and the department is still running at a deficit.
Updates and Accomplishments: Hosted educational mtg for all contractors doing roofing work. Aim of event to inform public of recent changes to FL Building Code and confirm permitting requirements in County. Class delivered by BCS’s Sr Roofing inspector –attendance 30 local roofing contractors.
Licensing & Code Enforcement: Hosted self defense training session attended by most of our code officers and license investigators & 4 officers from N.P., 2 from Punta Gorda, 18 students. Taught by George Nixon an instructor for FL Assoc of Code Enforcement -participants to receive 4 CEU's.
Received 2 applications for Green Bdg Prog. Local builder registered 2 under construction single family homes with program -first to participate. Interest from another Builder registering their proj.
Julia Galofre from BCS attended Fl Alliance for Renewable Energy (FARE) conference in Orlando (her own time). Conference featured panel discussions/seminars on Renewable Energy policies including Fl Farm to Energy Act, & PACE finance legislation. Discussions on renewable energy experts and speakers from around Country. Topics: technologies including biomass, solar, wind energy relevant to agricultural, retail, commercial; industrial and government applications.
Julia completed “Green Building Retrofit and Weatherization” professional training aimed at teaching building science professionals most cost effective and current techniques for retrofitting and weatherization. The class was held by the Lee County School District and their Business Industry Services. This was also completed on Julia's own time and at no cost to the County.
Julia taking class-her own time- weatherization at High Tech Ctr, Cape Coral. Class evaluates existing house to determine need to improve house's energy efficiency. And she attended Green Council of Cape Coral Construction Industry Assoc-mtg to celebrate Green/St. Patrick's Day, it was networking opportunity to see who is building there; and any green building going on.
Single Family Permits Issued
Multi Family Permits Issued
Commercial Permits Issued
All Other Permits Issued
Action Orders Initiated
Code Cases Initiated
CEB Cases Heard
Monthly Report, March 2010
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