We are one step closer to getting this show on the road. Sort of.
I just got finished with my first official "pre-con meeting" which usually happens once you have your permit but we are doing things a little backwards. What is a "pre-con meeting" you ask?
Well, it is 15-20 minute meeting, at your house with the architect, the builder, a person from the Planning Dept, a person from the Building Dept, a person from the Fire Dept, a person from the Police Dept and a person from the Public Works Dept.
Of the 8 who were required to be here, 5 showed.
Ann talked about the scope.
John was told how to manage a construction site, as if he didn't know.
We all learned that pissing off your neighbors is a REALLY bad thing to do (there are 15 projects in our little town that have red flags because neighbors complained about something) and that waiting until the last minute to get a change approved is not a good idea. So submit changes early.
The Police and Fire and Public Works representatives didn't show so the Planner gave the "highlights" of what they would have told us:
Don't block the street - leave 11 ft clearance at all times.
Don't work outside of the allotted construction hours.
Don't rinse paint brushes at the curb because all water runs to our creeks.
Don't piss of your neighbors.
I do get why this is useful and maybe even necessary, it just doesn't seem like the best use of everyone's time. But none the less, it is a rule of the game and we started this game, so we are playing along. Can we please just get started now?