The City of Union Planning Department collected more than $7,000 in fees on 103 permits and business licenses issued for commercial and residential repairs and new construction and new businesses in the month of October.
It its report to Union City Council for the month October, the department reported issuing 49 permits and collecting $1,744.75 in fees on projects with a combined value of $285,910. These included:
• Seven building permits for $543.75 on $108,335 worth of commercial repairs.
• Three building permits for $150 on $8,225 worth of demolitions.
• Twenty-six building permits for $725 on $128,088 worth of residential repairs.
• One electrical permit for $15 on a $200 residential repair project.
• Five heating/air conditioning permits for $165 on five projects with a combined value of $21,762 including one commercial installation and four residential installations.
• One commercial occupancy permit.
• Six plumbing permits for $146 on six projects with a combined value of $19,300 including one commercial repair and five residential repairs.
The department also conducted four plan reviews; conducted six building inspections, four electrical inspections, two plumbing inspections, and six heating/air conditioning inspections; and held three meetings with contractors and property owners about code and zoning issues.
In addition, the department conducted all regular building, mechanical, electrical, gas and plumbing inspections. The department also took pictures of nuisances, posted properties, and patrolled the city every day for business license and code violations.
The department also issued 54 business licenses in October, collecting $5,351.34 in fees.
The department reports three major projects for October including the Save-A-Lot store at 410 N. Duncan Bypass; renovations at Brittany Manor; and fire damage repairs at Buena Vista Apartments, Building Eight.
The department also reports that new residential construction continues at at 110 Heritage Way. Also in October, a demolition project undertaken by the owner continued at 308 Bison St. The demolition of the old Excelsior Mill Plant at 138 Broad St. by the owner also continued. The demolition of the old St. Matthews Church at 111 Hillside Drive by the City of Union was completed in October.
The department issued 19 nuisance and code violation letters for overgrown grass, abandoned vehicles, signs and condemned structures.