County’s Community Development Department Wants To Hear From Los Alamos Homeowners

By PAUL ANDRUS
Community Development Director

The County’s Community Development Department has expanded its efforts to reach out to contractors and homeowners about building safety and the role that building codes and permits play in everyday life, as well as to provide information about the County’s building permitting process.

Currently, Contractors Meetings are held 11 a.m. to noon every third Tuesday of the month at Fuller Lodge. These meetings provide a forum for a variety of construction topics to be discussed and often will include an overview of a common construction installation technique or processes. Residential or commercial construction contractors are invited to attend these session and the County’s Building Inspectors are available to answer questions and address concerns. These contractor meetings have turned out to be well attended and have served to provide valuable input to County staff as to how to provide better customer service. 

In addition to outreach efforts to the local building and construction professionals, Community Development staff are now hosting Homeowner Meetings. The overall theme for these meetings is“Do It Yourself and Do It Right (DIY & DIR)”. Whether you choose to DIY or hire a professional to do the work, the County’s Building Inspectors are available to help provide guidance and helpful tips to the homeowner that are intended to make the process go smoother. These sessions are scheduled and structured in a manner so homeowners can stop by and bring ideas, drawings or plans to discuss with a Building Inspector, in a casual setting. 

The next Homeowner Meeting is scheduled 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 14 at the White Rock Fire Station. Community members are invited to drop in at any time to visit with a Building Inspector.  Pastries and coffee will be provided by Community Development staff. Let us know your thoughts – Fridays or Saturdays for future events? Take our Open Forum survey between now and Jan. 7 at https://www.peakdemocracy.com/portals/119/Issue_4251.

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