The month of July was an especially ebusy one for the City of Union Planning Department which collected more than $340,000 in business license fees.
In its report to Union City Council, the Planning Department reported issuing 488 business licenses and collecting $347,860.43 in fees. In June, the department issued 255 business licenses, collecting $73,696.67 in fees.
June and July are the months that most of Union’s existing businesses renew their licenses. During that time, the department issued a total of 743 business licenses, collecting a total of $421,557.10 in fees.
Also in July, the department issued 104 permits and collected $3,325 in fees on commercial and residential repair and installation projects with a combined value $509,593. In June, the department issued 156 permits and collected $4,281 in fees on commercial and residential repair projects with a combined value of $708,460.
The projects in July included:
• One building permit for $30 on $5,300 in commercial repairs.
• One building permit for $50 on a $3,768 demolition project.
• Eighty nine building permits for $2,560 on $447,408 in residential repairs.
• Two building permits for $75 on $9,000 of signage.
• Four electrical permits for $80 on $6,028 in residential repairs.
• Two heat/AC permits for $130 on $20,795 in new commercial projects.
• One heat/AC permit for $35 on a new residential project worth $4,994.
• One permit for $50 on a new mobile home worth $9,900.
• One commercial occupancy permit.
• One plumbing permit for $15 on $2,400 inresidential repairs.
• One sewer tap issued for $300.
The department also conducted rezoning, three building inspections and eight electrical inspections.
In addition, the department conducted all regular building, mechanical, electrical, gas and plumbing inspections. The department also took pictures of nuisances, posted properties, patrolled the city every day for business license and code violations, and picked up illegal signs posted within the city’s municipal limits.
There were also two on-site meetings with property owners and/or contractors as follows ups to complaints.
The department also reported three demolitions in progress including structures at 117 W. Main St. (the Old Bridal Shop) and 908 S. Ravenscroft St. These structures are being demolished by their owners. The third was the demolition of a structure at 102 Ravenscroft St. which was completed by the city.
The department issued 15 nuisance and code violation letters for overgrown grass, abandoned vehicles, signs and condemned structures.