MORRIS-TURNBERRY – Chief Building Official Kirk Livingston told Morris-Turnberry councillors that the total value of construction to date is $8,836,097, more than doubling the amount from last year’s total of $4,160,650.
The building department has issued 71 building permits this year, up from 55 last year.
Livingston added there are several building applications and drawings in the queue, waiting on more information to issue permits.
“I am familiar with a couple of very large projects that I anticipate coming in September,” he added.
Livingston was congratulated by Mayor Jamie Heffer, saying, “it’s just good news all around.”
“It’s pretty impressive, with all that is going on in the world around us,” he added. “To see that kind of growth continuing strong through the years…keep up the good work.”
Among the building permits issued are several new houses, sheds, additions, on-site sewage systems, new silos, and a Mennonite schoolhouse.
The building department also reported they issued 37 zoning certificates, up from 17 last year.
Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times