The Marshall County Commissioners received a positive report from Building Inspector Chuck DeWitt where inspections and permit applications are up.
“We had 105 inspections during April and that is actually more than what he had in the first three months. In May, we did 141. All of the contractors seem to be busy out there and doing well. If you look at the permit values, we were at $1.6 million during April and we are at $3.1 million or $3.2 million for May,” said DeWitt.
DeWitt added that nine new home permits were issued in May which is the most that have been issued in quite a while and there are 16 new home permits for the year so far. If the trend continues, it could be a record amount of permits this year.
Most of the permits were for rural homes.
He explained that some of the bigger contracting companies are busy and booking into next year.
DeWitt has been looking at fee schedules for other towns and cities to see if they are comparable with fees.