Bayham building permits skyrocket

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The value of building permit construction in Bayham so far is $3,107,200, almost matching the total construction value throughout all 2020 ($3,147,680).

Chief Building Official Bill Knifton presented the first quarter report to council members at a virtual meeting on Thursday, April 15.

“I’m very encouraged with the building permit numbers. It’s surprising but it’s good to see,” commented Bayham Mayor Ed Ketchabaw.

Permit fees so far have cost $32,184, nearly the same as the total for 2020 ($33,320), and almost double the amount in 2019 ($16,454).

Of the 25 permits issued, six were for houses, triple compared to the amount in 2020 and 2019. Others issued in 2021 were for one farm building, and others (18).

Veronica Reiner, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Aylmer Express