Tuesday, March 13, 2012
My day at city hall
Yes , today I met with Mayor Kennon of Orange Beach to discuss my plans for starting a new business here in this beautiful city. Everyone at city hall was very nice and supportive and had more information than I could process. Most of what I remember was the near $6000 in fees for various permits I will need to apply for. One was for a landscaping permit that is required. On the frontage road I have to have one tree per 35 feet, plus shrubbery. And a usage fee for converting a house to a commercial site. Yes, I really want to buy,not lease. Even after finding out about all the extra fees, I still want the land with a house that is 88 sq. Ft. Too small. Yes, I have to put on a new roof, add on 88 sq. Ft. And landscape.I still want to own. Setting in front of these people, that are normally talking to billionaires about bringing new businesses to their beach town was not as scary as thinking about meeting with them.they made me feel very comfortable. All though the voice in my head was saying over and over, " what are you thinking! You don't have the money for this !" I did pretty good at telling it to, " shut up! I'm busy making these people think I do". And I really think I do . At least I think I have enough to get started. Then the store would have to start paying for itself. I think I can , I think I can , I think I can..... I really want to do this. Tomorrow I call a site engineer to find out what his serves will cost me..... I think I'm having fun now !