UNION — The construction of a new strip mall and the opening of two new businesses were among the business activities reported by the City of Union Planning Department for the month of November.
In its monthly report presented to Union City Council in December, the department reported that new construction in the city during the month of November included the construction a strip mall. The report stated that the strip mall will house a Great Clips, a Founders Federal Credit Union, and a restaurant.
The department also reported that two new businesses — Personally Yours on Main Street and Extreme Wings on South Duncan Bypass — opened during November.
In addition, the department collected fees totaling $3,224.70 on 31 business licenses it issued during the month.
Even as new structures were being built, old ones were coming down. The department reported that six demolitions were taking place in the city.
The department conducts inspections of all these projects as well as all regular building, mechanical, electrical, gas, and plumbing inspections during November. The report states that 11 building, seven electrical, two plumbing, and two HVAC inspections were conducted and there were meetings with several contractors.
In addition, the city was patrolled every day for business license and code violations; nuisance photos were taken; property posted; and illegal signs posted inside the city were collected.
For the month of November the planning department issued a collected a total of $1,100 in fees on 34 building permits issued for $122,226 worth of repairs and new construction. This included:
• Two permits totaling $275 on $27,500 worth of new commercial construction.
• Three permits totaling $80 on $15,600 worth of commercial repairs.
• Five permits totaling $125 on $21,150 worth of residential repairs.
• One permit for $50 on $5,000 worth of commercial repairs.
• Two permits totaling $97 on $3,000 worth of new commercial construction.
• Four permits totaling $118 on $4,525 worth of residential repairs.
• One permit for $55 on $8,470 worth of new commercial construction.
• Three permits for $120 on $16,666 worth of new residential construction.
• Three permits for $80 on $9,065 worth of new commercial construction.
• One permit for $15 on $4,500 worth of commercial repairs.
• Four permits for $81 on $6,200 worth of residential repairs.
• One sewer tap for $15 on a $500 project.
Editor Charles Warner can be reached at 864-427-1234, ext. 14, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.