Regional District exploring site-cut lumber grading

Having staff do it wasn't seen as efficient

 Rural residents who want to use site-cut lumber graded might soon be able to do so.

The Regional District of Nanaimo last year adopted building inspection service and permit bylaws for electoral areas that were previously not covered. The bylaws came into effect April 1.

But consultations with residents showed interest in site-cut lumber for construction and the RDN decided to explore the issue.

During a recent committee of the whole meeting, directors agreed to provide a referral service instead of training and certifying staff to inspect it. The motion must now go to the board for final approval.

Meanwhile building permit and inspection requests are slowly coming in, but are expected to pick up more during the summer.    — Black Press


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