Building permit fees in Bon Homme County are posted on the door of the zoning office in the court house: $1 per $1,000 of valuation.
Last year, Scott Creech from sPower asked the commissioners to lower his permit from $190,000 to $50,000. Without legal counsel, Bachman, Telsma and Voigt voted to give a break to sPower of $140,000. I have read through the zoning ordinance, and the commissioners have no legal right to give one person a special break on building permits.
“South Dakota Codified Law 11-2-2 delegates the responsibility to the board of County Commissioners of each county to adopt and enforce regulations designed for the general welfare of the county.”
What happens when you break the law? You pay a fine.