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Ludowici OKs building permits
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Long County Code Enforcement Clerk Michelle Poppell goes over the building permit form with Gene Middleton. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Ludowici City Council voted during its meeting this month to establish a building permit and regulation guideline ordinance for new construction projects.  
As of May 9, anyone wishing to build in the city must purchase a building permit.
Two examples of how the fees will be assessed include: structures costing from $2,500 to $10,000 would require a permit that costs $100, and structure costing more than $10,000 would require a permit that costs $500.  
Permits can be purchased through the Long County code enforcement office at the courthouse, and the code enforcement officer will be responsible for inspecting all buildings and making sure they meet the regional building code requirements. He will also maintain all records and be responsible for reporting required information to the state. The fees from the permits will be divided between the county and the city.
The council also heard from Deidre Michelson on behalf of Diversity Health Center. She provided information about possibly establishing a center in Ludowici to provide primary care services.
The center would serve anyone regardless of age and the ability to pay. Fees would be based on income for those without health insurance, but would also be set up to file with private insurance companies.
The council approved a letter from the city in support of filing for a grant for initial funding of a center.
The council also discussed lighting at the Liberty Square Plaza on McDonald Street. During the April meeting, it was reported by Water Superintendent James Fuller that he had contacted the owner of the plaza, Bert Webb, about complaints from residents next to the plaza. Residents voiced concerns about lights shining into their homes.
According to Fuller, he was told the problem would be corrected. But, according to Councilman Donald Combs, the problem had not been addressed. The council decided to request that Webb attend the meeting in June to address the situation.
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