No worries Steve about going off topic. Just like the weather, regulations from the West Coast drift our direction. In my opinion, regulations slow progress. It hinders new start up businesses. I understand some of them but really they are out of control. For an example, up until 2014, samples at farmer’s markets were forbidden. It’s hard to sell new products to people without a taste test. Why would that even be prohibited?
When I started building up here, I knew I needed a building permit to build my house. When I went into town to get a permit for my garage, They fined me for not getting a permit for my 6x8 chicken coop, a small outhouse a acquired from the neighbor that was 10 years old, the wood shed that I made from some poplar that i pushed over to make room from the house. They also fined me for each shipping container that I was going to use as a base for the garage. I attempted to explain how I didn’t build the shipping containers, I brought them in on a trailer. It didn’t matter. She said if it has a roof 3’ high or taller, it needs a building permit. The population of the town our mail goes to is about 3000. She only fined me for one building and registered the rest and I still had to pay for the damn permit for the garage even though it was going to sit on the 3 containers I just got fined for.
Now they do flyovers now to make sure nobody is building without permission.