Satellite Office Assisting Dallas Storm Victims

Certifications, permits can be obtained at office in Lakewood Library

Homeowners in the Lakewood area affected by last week's hailstorm have a one-stop-shop for getting the paperwork they need to rebuild.

The renovation of homes in historic districts need to fit certain guidelines, but residents can get certifications and permits to build and repair at a satellite office at Lakewood Library set up June 13.

"The city's interest, now that these areas are designated, is making sure the historic district look historic," said Leif Sandberg, of the Sustainable Development and Construction Department.

Bob Charlap, who lives in an area hit hard by the hailstorm, picked up certification from the satellite office for his roof repairs.

But with the tile being rare and orders coming in, it could be months before he gets a new roof.

"They'll remove the old roof, probably salvage what they can and do a sealant until they can get an order of new tiles," he said.

The city's temporary field office at the library, which is located at 6121 Worth St., will be open from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday and noon-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The library is closed on Mondays.

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