As the weather improves, so the value of building permits issued by the city climbs.
In March the value of residential permits jumped to $765,900.
Residential therefore is the lion’s share of the total value to date – that includes commercial, industrial and institutional – of just shy of $1 million.
That’s four-and-a-half times last year’s equivalent number. What the city has been paid in permit fees is triple last year’s at just under $6,000.
Council has named four residents to sit on the reformed advisory commission for persons with disabilities.
They are Mary Monteiro, Rene Jenster, Ernie Archer and Danielle McGrath.
All will serve a two-year term ending March 31, 2013 and will be eligible for a second and final term ending the same date in 2015.
And we jumped the gun on the change of this commission to a nine-member body.
When the bylaw amendment that would have brought about that change went before council, the vote was a 3-3 tie.
Mayor Joanne Monaghan and councillors Bob Corless and Rob Goffinet were in favour of the change, councillors Mario Feldhoff, Randy Halyk and Corinne Scott opposed. Councillor Gerd Gottschling was absent.
A tied vote means the motion was “negatived”.
Council has also made one more appointment, Mike Forward to the Advisory Recreation Commission. His term is also two years, renewable for a further two.