At their last meeting the Buffalo City Council passed on first reading two Ordinances pertaining to “compliance plats” within city limits.
Planning Director Lynn Barrett drafted the changes to city code based on problems found with a recent landowner in the city being denied building permits for a home on his land.
She explains the reason for the changes and how they will make the process somewhat easier for landowners.
The compliance plats would give landowners an opportunity to file as a plat of record and be able to build on their property without having to file a minor subdivision and pay nearly $1,000 in fees. The compliance plat would essentially help the landowner by setting the fee at $150, as suggested by the Planner.
The council voted to approve both Ordinances on first reading.
They will require two more readings before they will be adopted.