MAPLETON – Building activity in the township was down in 2019, compared to the previous two years.
In her January report to Mapleton council, chief building official Patty Wright indicated the township issued five permits in December for construction valued at $730,000, generating fees of $7,629.
That’s down from 10 permits for construction worth $1.05 million and fees of $8,423 in December 2018 and 15 permits for $1.65 million worth of construction and fees of $17,325 in December 2017.
For all for 2019, the township issued 314 permits for construction valued at just over $54 million and charged fees of $442,664.
In 2018 the township issued 373 permits for about $82 million worth of construction, generating fees of $572,824.
In 2017, 366 permits were issued for $59,715,666 worth of construction and the township collected $543,067 in fees.
The agricultural sector generated the most construction activity in 2019, with 103 permits issued for $21.7 million worth of construction.
There were 23 permits issued for single-family dwellings, worth a combined total of about $11.3 million.
Commercial construction was valued at just over $1.6 million on a total of nine permits in 2019.
Mayor Gregg Davidson thanked Wright for the report.
“Now we know where we stand and we expect to have good growth in 2020,” he said.