Resolution 2015 – 15
A Resolution authorizing the City Manager to execute an Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement with the State of Oregon regarding e-Permitting for building services

Whereas, The State of Oregon, acting through the Department of Consumer and Business Services , Building Codes Division, seeks to streamline and improve building permit operations in the State of Oregon; and

Whereas, electronic access to building permitting information and allowing licensed contractors the ability to apply for and review building permits is a use of emerging technology that will accomplish business improvement to foster economic development; and

Whereas, the State of Oregon has successfully contracted with the vendor Accela to provide municipal access to an e-Permitting system, an electronic online system that has technical support and working functionality; and

Whereas, the City desires to coordinate and cooperate with this system as it is implemented by our regional partners the County of Hood River and the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments; and

Whereas, the City’s contract building services provider, The Clair Company, is trained and qualified to implement this system along with trained personnel from the State of Oregon;

NOW, THEREFORE BE ITRESOLVED by the Hood River City Council that:
The City Manager is authorized to execute an Intergovernmental Partnership Agreement with the State of Oregon to establish a system of electronic permitting, known as e-Permitting, for use by the City and the City’s building services provider.
Adopted by the Hood River City Council this 13th day of July, 2015.

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       Paul Blackburn, Mayor
Attest:
     
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder