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STORM DAMAGE RESOLUTIONS 2015-94 COMING TO AN END
In November 2015 Kootenai County Commissioners passed a resolution to allow Community Development Director David Callahan
to implement accelerated building permit procedures to more efficiently issue building permits for work necessary to remedy damage to
structures caused by the wind storm.
The accelerated damage repair permits were a flat fee of $100 and were available for approximately 1 year. The resolution is coming to an
end on November 18, 2016.
The Storm damage permits allowed property owners to legally repair their homes back to normal without having to go though the
full permitting process. For those who has been working with insurance companies and extended agencies and have not submit their
building application under the storm damage resolution will need to do so by November 18th to qualify for the flat fee.
All applications submitted after this date will be reviewed under Kootenai County Community Development's regular permitting processes.
The planning process, both current and long range, is an opportunity for a county to
prepare a set of strategies for the future. Planning and Zoning in Kootenai County was
non-existent before 1973. Prior to that year, anything built on a piece of property
followed no set of standards. Current planning and zoning regulations went into effect
in 1973, and the "Idaho Local Planning Act" was created. Now, changes, upgrades, and
variances must conform to this current code to determine whether structure is harmonious
with the proposed site's zoning.
Permits are required from the the Planning Division of the Community Development Department
prior to engaging in site disturbance
activities such as grading, excavating, and storm drainage or runoff control, if planned
within a subdivision. In addition, water quality issues are of concern. If a septic system
is involved, inquiries are directed to Panhandle Health at 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, ID
83835 (415-5100). If a community water system is affected by the site disturbance, inquiries
are addressed to the Department of Environmental Quality at 2110 Ironwood Parkway, Coeur