SafeBuilt changes way it will serve Granby until construction picks up again
March 15, 2009
With only three building permits processed since January, Granby’s contracted building services provider SafeBuilt informed trustees on Tuesday of its new arrangement until the building climate heats up again.
Although SafeBuilt will keep its lease in the Granby Centennial Building, SafeBuilt’s Director of Western Operations Matthew Royer said the prudent move to make at this time would be to position the company’s Chief Building Official Mark Kahler to work in both Grand County and Eagle County.
The company is still available for the services it provides to Granby, Royer said ” calling the readjustment a “short-term solution.”
The lobby of the Town Hall will provide informational handouts and building applications. The most significant change to builders will be dropping off plans at the Town Hall rather than SafeBuilt’s office at the Granby Centennial Building.
Kahler will be sharing time between locations and will be available by phone.
Asked if the turn-around time on inspections and review would be longer, SafeBuilt officials said they were confident it would be the same.
Come July, SafeBuilt plans to take over electrical inspection services, currently provided by the state, for Granby and the towns of Winter Park and Fraser. Besides inspection and plan review services it provides for Granby, SafeBuilt also offers project support for the Town of Winter Park.
SafeBuilt officials said they expect to return full-time to Grand County by summer if not sooner. In the meantime, Granby will still have a full-time building department at its disposal at any time, Royer stressed.
SafeBuilt’s Kahler plans to attend the Grand County Builders Association general membership meeting on March 19 to further explain the new arrangement to local builders.
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