Joint City-County Permitting Board Gets Approval

By Scott Sarvay

June 24, 2011 Updated Jun 24, 2011 at 5:34 PM EST

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - More progress to report on the effort to streamline the land-use permitting process for development projects in Allen County.

Allen County Commissioners approved Friday an agreement for the operation of a joint city-county permitting board.

The board is designed to help usher in a simplified way for businesses to get approvals they seek.

Allen County Commissioner (R) Therese Brown says, “Hopefully, we'll be able to get projects to go a lot faster, so that's what this group is about, not only to be somewhat of a think tank, but also to get down into the nuts and bolts and nitty-gritty for both sides, city and county."

The permitting changes are targeted toward projects with an investment of $5 million or more, affecting about 8% of all business permits issued locally.

What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet

© Copyright 2015, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.