By Ethan Colbert
Potentially more than a dozen homeowners and property owners in Curryville were overcharged by the city when the residents submitted payment for a building permit, according to city leaders discussing the building permit fees at Monday night’s City Council meeting.
The meeting, which was held at Curryville City Hall, located at 100 City Hall Street in Curryville, was attended by City Council members Jeanie Barton, Ashley Norell, Ron Singleton and Larry Shaw. Council member Jackie Grimmett was not in attendance.
During a review of the city collector’s report, Barton called attention to the line-item entitled, “Building Permit.”
According to Barton, the line-item showed that the city had been overcharging residents and property owners in Curryville.
“It is supposed to be $10 or at least that is according to the ordinance that I found in my book,” Barton said. “If they don’t get it built six months after the permit is issued and they try to renew it, then it goes up to $50. We have charged too much here.”
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