Chinook loses local building codes


After spending a few months looking at how Chinook laws address building regulations, Chinook City Council decided Thursday night to decertify.

The change would remove the city's ability to inspect buildings and distribute permits.

Instead construction projects, at least some of them, would become the responsibility of state inspectors and regulations.

Councilman Heath Richman said that he had talked to officials from the state, and they were surprised that a community the size of Chinook had such building codes.

"The state guy said we're one of the few that have certification, " Richma...

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