The Jackson County Board of Commissioners will soon review a plan where the county outsourced its permit and building inspections to a private firm since November.
The county outsourced the process to Bureau Veritas of Kennesaw. The private firm gets 75 percent of the permit and inspection money collected for a county, an amount that some have questioned in recent weeks.
Since November, the county has issued around $75,000 in permits with Veritas getting $52,400 of that. The firm has also received another $18,884 for partially handling several inspections that were initiated by the City of Jefferson.
At the end of March, the BOC will review the process, which was done on a 90-day temporary basis last fall.
For the full story, see the March 12 issue of The Jackson Herald.