Dickinson has called on Grand Forks for help handling the high amount of building permits coming into Dickinson's City Commission.
Dickinson City administrator Shawn Kessel says that the city is about 100 million dollars in building permits over last year at this time.
With that high of a rate they need more people to handle the plan reviews.
Grand Forks has approved the move--and will be paid fifty-five dollars an hour for reviewing commercial plans and twenty-five dollars for administrative support.
(Shawn Kessel/City Administrator) "We're about 30 maybe 40 plan reviews behind on the commercial side so we need some assistance in getting us caught up and the City of Grand Forks is part of that plan. We're also looking at engaging a private engineering firm to help us get rid of that back log and what we're really hoping is that on going after the back logging is complete that the City of Grand Forks will allow us to stay up to date."
Dickinson still has to pass the motion through the City commission before the motion goes into effect.