Home building stalls in South Dundas

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MORRISBURG – Home building in South Dundas stalled last year, according to a building permit report being reviewed by municipal councillors tonight (Tuesday).

The 2017 report, required under the Building Code Act, shows 19 standalone houses and four semi-detached homes, for a total of 23 units, were built in 2017.

The number of units is the same as in 2016, although there were fewer houses and more semis.

There were 110 permits issued in 2017 for $11.9 million in work compared to 120 permits for $11.7 million in construction in 2016.

As a result, South Dundas’ building department collected $2,284 less last year ($79,592 versus $81,876 in 2016).

β€œIt is anticipated that the Municipal Building Department will seek direction from Council during 2019 Budget discussions to raise permit fees,” in order recover the operation, the report states.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the South Dundas Municipal Center.