BMJ Stone
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
Pullman Ermator
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.
October 1, 2004 9:31 AM CDT

The 50 Percent Rule


...For landowners with non-conforming property and those with buildings in low-lying areas, Hurricane Charley could mean extensive rebuilding ? and possibly with costs equaling that needed to repair the damage caused by the storm...

"This is not a new rule," said Mike Konefal, Director of Community Development. "The 50% rule exists in the Florida building codes, FEMA regulations and it's been in the county codes for years."

...Konefal said Charlotte County will require code compliance for all non-conforming structures substantially damaged by the storm. Essentially, that means properties with damages of 50% or more of appraised value will have to be built to county codes.

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