Record year for build­ing

The Glengarry News - - News -

This will be a record year for con­struc­tion in South Glen­garry, if first-quar­ter num­bers are any in­di­ca­tion.

“Over the past three years, we have pro­cessed over 740 per­mits with a con­struc­tion value in ex­cess of $59 mil­lion,” says Chief Build­ing Of­fi­cial Kevin Lalonde.

His re­port to coun­cil in­di­cates that both con­struc­tion value and per­mit rev­enue have steadily in­creased ev­ery year since 2015 for the first quar­ter of the year. In 2015, first-quar­ter per­mit val­ues were $669,780; this year, projects ap­proved in Jan­uary, Fe­bru­ary and March had a to­tal es­ti­mated value of $2,211,000. At the same time, per­mit rev­enue was $35,413 af­ter three months this year, com­pared to the three-month to­tal in 2015 of $8,809. The num­ber of per­mits is­sued in­creased from ten in 2015 to 42 for the first quar­ter of this year.

In terms of res­i­den­tial con­struc­tion for the cur­rent year, of the 53 per­mit ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived to date, seven are for new sin­gle de­tached dwellings and one is for a new 6-plex. Ten per­mits have been is­sued for de­mo­li­tion work.

“The facts speak for them­selves. More and more peo­ple ev­ery year are choos­ing the Town­ship of South Glen­garry as their pre­ferred place to build, ren­o­vate and in­vest and to those peo­ple, we say thank you,” stated Chief Ad­min­is­tra­tive Of­fi­cer Bryan Brown. “Hope­fully these trends will con­tinue through this year and fu­ture years.” Res­i­dents who are plan­ning a build­ing or con­struc­tion project are en­cour­aged to con­tact the build­ing depart­ment to learn whether or not their project will re­quire a per­mit and what in­for­ma­tion will need to be sub­mit­ted with their per­mit ap­pli­ca­tions.

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