"With this economy, a lot of people are finding ways to make extra money, including home businesses," Brown said. "Anyone who operates a business out of their home needs a home occupation permit and must go before the planning commission."
"We just couldn't take the cookie-cutter code and apply it to home occupation day cares," Brown said. "The way the code read didn't translate well for a day care facility."
Brown said child safety was also a major concern with the ordinance.
The code also outlines regulations for escape plans, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, heaters and electrical outlets."