Building Official Tom Hackett said this morning that Buildings Department fees are up 18% in the first six months. "A lot of people think that because single family home construction is down we don't have much to do." "That's not the case at all, he said. "Multi-family and commercial activity keeps us very busy. For example, we have big jobs at Canterbury and Wal-Mart."
Tom said that Wal-Mart has filed for a major renovation that includes an expanded pharmacy, bathrooms, HVAC , employee work areas and more. At a likely cost of nearly $1,000,000.00, the work suggests an end to the rumor that the Company wants to relocate out of Town. Then again, it could be making the renovations to suit a new user.
Taxpayers should be pleased.