The board met with Kurt Blanchard on Monday to debate his considerations in regards to the issues hearth crews encounter when attempting to entry construction fires on primitive gravel roads. NCWLIFE Senior Information Correspondent, Steve Hair studies . . .
Over 80 p.c of the County’s street mileage is unpaved with some areas seeing rising improvement of single household houses. Blanchard is worried about adjustments being thought of that will exempt personal driveways from worldwide hearth code requirements.
Commissioners keep that land house owners who construct rural houses are topic to the County’s code of the west that means they acknowledge they could not obtain the identical degree of providers of metropolis dwellers. Commissioner Kyle Steinburg says he’s extra involved about over-regulation.
Commissioner Dan Sutton prompt that voluntary measures
is likely to be undertaken by landowners to enhance entry for firefighters with out infringing
on personal property rights.
There was no motion taken at Monday’s work session.
Commissioners say they’ll take Blanchard’s considerations into consideration as
they proceed their evaluation of current street requirements.
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Steve Hair is a 40-year veteran broadcast journalist who involves NCW LIFE TV after a protracted profession in radio. Steve and his spouse Lynette and their three sons moved to the Wenatchee Valley from Central California in 1992. Steve served as Information Director for KPQ Information the place he coated a mess of tales of significance to North Central Washington, together with two of Washington State’s largest wildfires. Throughout his radio profession Steve has acquired many awards from organizations such because the Related Press, (Sacramento and Seattle Bureaus) The Washington State Farm Bureau, and the California Medical Affiliation. Steve is a sports activities addict. Day off normally finds him sprawled out on the sofa watching the Seahawks, Mariners or something that forestalls him from doing home chores.