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Paradise Town Council considers several rebuilding ordinances

The Paradise Town Council considered several ordinances at a meeting on Tuesday night, many of which may have an impact on the future of the town after the Camp Fire.

Posted: Jun 12, 2019 5:45 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 5:45 PM

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the new guidelines paradise has set up to rebuild after the camp fire. and new at five - we are getting a first hand look at what this means for those choosing to stay. action news now's hayley watts is live in paradise with what you need to know when you design your new home. ### town council approved several planed ordinances that re-builders need to follow. they're all related to fire safetyãbut they could mean a few changes to the building plans you might have in mind. ### jim mccurdy, rebuilding in paradise hayley watts "i was blown away looking at the devastation of the house. we put this up a month before the fire" jim mccurdy's workshop survived the camp fire. "my wife and i built this wall, we poured these stepsãjim mccurdy, angel mccury." but now, it has to stand the test of new building rules in the works for the town of paradise. for example, it may have to stand at least 50 feet away from the home he's rebuilding. "i'm going to lay it all out, put marks where the stove is going. it's going to be exactly the way we want!" for now, his plans are in line with the new proposed laws. "if the town wants to do all these ordinance? i guarantee that when my house is done it will be so fire safe it won't even be funny." town council also voted on likely no smaller than 800s - feet for the main home. also you can rebuild your wooden fences, but railroad tie retaining walls are no longer allowed. the goal? to protect rebuilders from any more loss. "it was gone in 5 minutes what took me 20 years to do. but i aint quitin' or giving up, i'm just not. it's my town too. town council's asked staff to come up with the specifics of these ordinance- they'll hear the details on june 25th. live in paradise, hayley watts, action news now.## coming up at sixãwe'll break down another planned ordinance to require all utlity lines to be underground. we have all of the new decisions out of paradise town council on our website - action news now dot
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