2018-04-05 / Leelanau Log

Construction Code Authority

Centerville Township

James Ladd (David B. Slanec) residential addition of mudroom/ laundry and screened in porch at 4147 S. Hemlock St. ($112,240).

The number of building permits issued by the Construction Code Authority (CCA) slowed to a trickle in the past week with only one going in the books from March 23 through last Thursday, March 29.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t projects in the works.

The time of the year and a lack of inspectors available at the CCA appear to be the cause of the slowdown.

“We have a stack of applications in, but there are a lot of things needed before the permits are issued,” said Linda Allen, administrative secretary/ permit processor at the CCA.

Among the documents needed are a land use permit, soil erosion permit, water and sewer permits from the health department and driveway permit from the county Road Commission.

“A lot of people have gotten out of Dodge before they get slammed,” Allen said.

This would also apply to people working in the various agencies that process the supporting documents needed.

“It’s spring break. It’s always like this at this time of the year,” she said.

Summary of Building Permits

Value of Permits during last week:
$112,240
Total Value of 2018 Permits through March 29, 2018:
$8,507,917

As of March 30, 2017:
$6,860,704
As of March 31, 2016:
$5,265,993
As of March 28, 2014: $3,857,118

No. of Permits for March 23, 2018 to March 29, 2018:
1
Total number of permits for 2018:
122
As of March 30, 2017:
84
As of March 31, 2016:
54
As of March 28, 2103:
47

No. of 2018 new housing permits through March 29, 2018:
22
No. of 2017 new housing permits through March 30, 2017:
11

Total value of new housing permits for 2018:
$5,089,590
Total value of new housing permits for 2017:
$2,631,490

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