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Chinook may hire building officer

CHINOOK — After more than a year of the Chinook city government having no official oversight on building issues, the City Council began talking at its Thursday night meeting about restoring some municipal control.

In April 2011, the council voted to decertify their building inspection.

Council member Heath Richman said at the time that state officials he talked to didn't know why a city of Chinook's size needed to be certified or have their own building inspector.

A local contractor, Barry Murnion, told the council then that he thought it was a mistake.

"The state will only come in to inspect...


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