It’s 9:45am and the San Bernardino County Inspector was supposed to be here at 9:30am. Hopefully she won’t be much later. I’m very nervous. Not because I think there’s anything wrong with our kitchen, but because once you invite county onto your property, they now are looking around at everything. I might get approval for this Cottage Operations Permit, but I might get 10 other citations for who knows what else. I’m praying that it goes well. We’ve had county out enough times for our farmstay permit so hopefully anything they would pick on is already taken care of.
9:57… still not here…
Ok so the county inspector made it here Read More
Well I went back into county to turn in my application and fee. After sitting and waiting for an hour, I was finally able to turn in the application. The worker made a photocopy of it for my records and an extra photocopy of the back of the application where I could write and sign: “I agree to abide by the 17 restrictions.”
I have no idea why I had to write this because there is a place to sign on the bottom of the application that you agree to abide by the restrictions. *sigh*
They wouldn’t take my fee, which was probably a mistake and probably explains why I haven’t Read More
After visiting the San Bernardino County building today, I am just as frustrated as ever.
When I arrived at Code Enforcement, I was told that I couldn’t turn in an application for the Cottage Industries Permit until I had spoken to and been approved by “The Inspector.” She would have “questions” to ask, although the woman at county had no idea what these questions were.
I knew this was wrong. I absolutely knew it. After all the dealings with county we have had, first of all I would just expect the county worker to not have a clue what she was talking about and second why in the world would a Read More
Yea! We have moved forward a teensy bit in the permitting process! We finally got ahold of Heidi-our new county liaison. She put in writing, IN WRITING PEOPLE, what she was going to do for us and how much we’d need to pay and how long things would take. AMAZING. It’s taken more than a year, but we’ve now been promised that the Site Plan Permit is what we need and that we won’t have to dish out anymore cash. Halleluia.
So a year after starting the permit process and turning in our original site plan permit, we are now back to the site plan permit but with a written Read More
Getting our permit for some of the activities we want to do at the ranch has been slightly frustrating…ok, it’s been a pain in the rear. HOWEVER, we’ve made some excellent progress with San Bernardino county officials and it looks like we’re finally going to get our permit to go through. I had the sense of mind to join the Lucerne Valley Economic Development Association-I figured what helped Lucerne helped me and if our business did better it would help Lucerne. There, I met the formidable Beverly Lowry-our field representative Read More