Northern Star

City delays vote on business inspections

Dan Watkins, owner of Herbal Embers, 161. E Lincoln Highway, looks on Tuesday at his shop. Watkins said a proposed ordinance that asked business owners to pay for yearly inspections could hurt entrepreneurs. “I hope we can open up lines of communication between the city and businesses,” Watkins said. “I believe in this community, but small businesses walk a thin line, and I have to do what’s best for my business.”

Jessica Christofersen

October 29, 2014

Business owners balked at an ordinance that would require businesses to pay for a yearly inspection, leading to the postponement of a vote on the ordinance.The postponement of voting on the Commercial/Industrial Building Responsibility Code ordinance, which was proposed at a Sept. 8 City Council meeting, wa...