Monday, December 13, 2010

Site plan? They want a site plan?

About 1:00 this afternoon, we got word that the difference in the trusses on the calculation sheets compared to the ones in the engineered drawings doesn't matter much for this purpose.  So we hop into the truck and make our way to Fresno.  (It's a good hour's drive.)  A little nervous and a little excited all the way.  Get to Downtown, park the truck in a space, feed the meter $0.50 for forty minutes and hoof it to the third floor of City Hall to the Planning and Development department.

I sign in and we wait about 20 minutes.  Our name is called and we walk to the counter.  Plop the plans onto the counter and have my check book ready to write yet another check.

But NOOOOOooo...  Hold your horses there, Bryan.  The guy at the desk is telling you you need to have a site plan submitted at the same time.  What!?  A site plan?  Why is this the first we've heard of it?  Why didn't you say that to the engineering dude who was down here Friday when you told him all you wanted was a check from me?

What!?  You want a site plan showing handicapped parking spaces, and a marked area showing the path to the front door?  The building is not handicapped accessible!

Well, needless to say, that pissed me off.  I thought we'd sail right into plan check without a hitch since the engineering folks said all the City wanted was money from me.

Anyway, ended up out in Madera for a visit to the engineering folks.  Hopefully, they'll have it all straightened out tomorrow with the guy at the desk.  (Who, by the way, is the same person who told their guy that the only thing needed was money from me and, who, by the way, was the same person who told me different today!)

I don't mind jumping through hoops--it's good exercise--but at the very least, stop moving the hoops.

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