Column: Tighter building rules protect people, community

The Tribune

Jackson County officials must give serious consideration — and then take action — to a number of recommendations offered recently by members of the Jackson-Jennings Builders Association.

The association of local home builders wants Jackson County officials to tighten building codes and perhaps add a building inspector. The goal is protecting consumers by promoting quality construction.

Both are worthy goals and should be embraced by county officials, home builders and consumers alike.

“This is about consumer protection,” Fred Vogel told Jackson County Plan Commission members during a recent meeting at the courthouse annex.

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