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Allen County Building Department concerns

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Commissioners say they've had complaints brought to them from developers, about how long and how complicated it is to get a project done. Commissioners say they've had complaints brought to them from developers, about how long and how complicated it is to get a project done.
Everyone around the table agreed there is a perception problem with the department, which needs to be addressed, so Allen County is seen as a positive place to do business. Everyone around the table agreed there is a perception problem with the department, which needs to be addressed, so Allen County is seen as a positive place to do business.

The goal is to make sure Allen County is in the best position for development and is seen as business friendly.

Allen County Commissioners, the Lima public works director, the Lima Allen County building commissioner, and the president of the Allen Economic Development Group, all around the table Tuesday for the first time, addressing concerns regarding the building department. Commissioners say they've had complaints brought to them from developers, about how long and how complicated it is to get a project done. Building department officials say, yes there are complaints, but they also hear compliments on their process. Everyone around the table agreed there is a perception problem with the department, which needs to be addressed, so Allen County is seen as a positive place to do business.

Allen Economic Development Group president and CEO, Jeff Sprague says he will be conducting a third party audit of the building department's customers and the experience they had conducting business.

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