Attention property owners: Even though it’s the middle of winter, now is the time to start planning outdoor home improvement projects. In addition to obtaining the necessary zoning and construction permits, property owners should be aware they could need a grading plan. A grading plan is needed if construction is proposed on a slope of 15% or greater and/or if proposed to disturb 5,000 square feet of area or more. This plan is to be prepared by a licensed or certified landscape architect or engineer. Please contact the Zoning Office at 879-5100 x 823 for more information. Enjoy planning as you look forward to spring!