The City of Union Planning Department collected more than $7,100 in fees on permits and business licenses for commercial and residential repairs and new construction and new businesses in the month of December.
In its report to Union City Council for the month of December, the department reported issuing 34 permits and collecting $1,240.50 in fees on projects with a combined value of $202,910. These included:
• Five building permits for $550 on $94,315 worth of commercial repairs.
• Twelve building permits for $245 on $39,905 worth of residential repairs.
• One permit for $40 on $8,000 worth of signage.
• One electrical permit for $61.50 on an $8,500 commercial installation project.
• Two electrical permits for $42 on $5,050 worth of commercial repairs.
• Three electrical permits for $67 on $3,825 worth of residential repairs.
• One heating/air conditioning permit for $35 on a $4,800 commercial installation project.
• Three heating/air conditioning permits for $100 on $14,000 worth of residential installations.
• Two commercial occupancy permits.
• One plumbing permit for $43 on a $2,000 residential installation project.
• Three plumbing permits for $52 on $22,479 worth of residential repairs.
The department also conducted four plan reviews; issued one variance; issued one special exception; conducted 10 building inspections, eight electrical inspections, seven plumbing inspections, and four HVAC inspections; took pictures of nuisances, posted properties and patrolled the city every day for business license and code violations.
The department also issued 23 business licenses in December, collecting $5,992.60 in fees. The licenses issued included 11 for new businesses and 12 renewals.
There were three major projects reported by the department in December including the completion of the Save a Lot Grocery Store at 410 N. Duncan Bypass; the completion of the renovations at Brittany Manor; and the completion of repairs for fire damage at Buena Vista Apartments, Building 8.
The report states new residential construction continued at Heritage Way as did the demolition by the owner of the old Excelsior Mill Plant at 138 Broad St. The demolition by the owner of property at 104 Standpipe St. was completed in December.
The department also issued two nuisance letters. Nuisances are properties that have such things as overgrown grass, abandoned vehicles and condemned structures.
The report states the department made inspections on all these projects as well as all regular building, mechanical, electrical, gas and plumbing inspections called in during December.