The Norman Transcript

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June 30, 2013

Business briefs

NORMAN — U.S. Cellular launches home phone service

U.S. Cellular has launched its U.S. Cellular Home Phone service in stores and online. For $19.99 per month, customers can get unlimited nationwide calling over the U.S. Cellular wireless network using standard corded or cordless phones in their homes or offices.

The unlimited plan also includes voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, call forwarding and three-way calling. The home phone device is a penny in store with a new two-year agreement. U.S. Cellular Home Phone users can keep their current home phone and phone number and receive high-quality and clear voice service. It also can be added to wireless bills.

Moratorium enacted for construction permits

At the June 17 meeting, the Moore City Council — to protect the health, safety and welfare of those in and around the storm affected areas — imposed a temporary 14-day moratorium on any building permits or development that require major reconstruction or complete new construction on existing lots in the tornado-damaged areas.

The moratorium does not apply to building permits for minor repairs. The Moore City Council will consider criteria for storm-related reconstruction at the next regular meeting July 1. At that time, the temporary moratorium will be re-evaluated.

OK Builders helping survivors and other builders

The limited number of reliable subcontractors in tornado-affected areas is making recovery harder and slower for builders.

Mike Means, executive vice president of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association, said local builder associations want to facilitate the process. OSHBA has assembled a list of member builders who are qualified to help in the rebuilding efforts and can bring crews and materials into affected areas.

The list includes and identifies Certified Professional Builders and other member builders from around the state. There is no licensing of builders in this state. The CPB designation ensures that a builder has workers’ comp and liability insurance, is financially stable for a specified number of years, has earned the required number of continuing education credits and has agreed to an ethics code.

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