City waives fee for home for injured vetThe city of Woodbury is doing its part to welcome home a military veteran who was injured while serving in Iraq.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
The city of Woodbury is doing its part to welcome home a military veteran who was injured while serving in Iraq.
The Woodbury City Council voted May 28 to approve a request by Reiling Construction Company waive any building permit fees for a house it plans to build in the Stone Mill Farms neighborhood for the Homes for Our Troops program.
The national program announced earlier this spring that it would be providing a new home for Twin Cities native Sgt. Marcus Kuboy.
Kuboy was hurt when his Humvee was bombed in Fallujah. He suffered significant back and leg injuries.
The council action means the city will waive all fees associated with obtaining a building permit for the house. The fees would have totaled $4,600.
City officials said the city has traditionally waived fees in the past for affordable housing goals.
“Given the non-profit and volunteer nature of this endeavor, staff is recommending that the building fee, plan check fee and inspection fees for this home be waived,” city administrator Clint Gridley wrote in a report for the request.
The Homes for Our Troops organization held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Kuboy home in April. It’s scheduled to be finished in September.