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The Town Building Inspector Said What??????
Bruce Hopewell, one of the two Building Inspectors for the Town of Addison, spoke to the Addison Pacesetters (Addison, Texas residents 50+ years of age) on Wednesday, and everyone was surprised by what he had to say. The Pacesetters meet the first Wednesday of each month at Dunn Bros. Coffeehouse on Belt Line Road and learn about the Town of Addison through employees who work in various departments. This month, Bruce told us about building permits and inspections of residential properties.
Here are some interesting tidbits from Bruce's presentation:
A permit is required if you're having your roof replaced! This came as a shock to most of us attending. Almost all of us had hail damage in the spring, and hammers are ringing, tar paper is flying throughout the town. But only one or two Pacesetters knew about the permit requirement. The roofers should know and should be getting the permits from the Town of Addison. Both of Addison's full time inspectors are named Bruce; Bruce Hopewell and Bruce Ellis. The Bruce who spoke to us owned a roofing company for 24 years before coming to work for the Town, so he knows what he's talking about, especially when it comes ... more
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