From our state code:and,A municipality is bound by the terms and standards of applicable land use ordinances and shall comply with mandatory provisions of those ordinances.So, if we want to build a public restroom in the park, and our ordinance absolutely requires a building permit, doesn't the town need a building permit? The building inspector (borrowed from a neighboring city when needed) says no, and that we don't need to have any inspections. Our ordinance would also require design review before the planning commission, but others are saying for a public use that is not necessary. I can see it makes sense to waive some of the fees, but I think the parks fund should pay for inspections, and the planning commission should have a look before they go ahead with it. As a councilmember, I would like to make sure the design is one to set a good example for other development before they start-- oops, I mean, before they FINISH, building it. If we require inspections of others to protect public health and safety, can we justify waiving it for town buildings, that will be frequented by the public? I have a feeling they are laughing derisively at my concern--am I being nitpicky?... no street, park, or other public way, ground, place, or space, no publicly owned building or structure, and no public utility, whether publicly or privately owned, may be constructed or authorized until and unless it conforms to the current general plan.