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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Bldg. permits almost quadruple in 2013

  • The numbers of building permits to date in 2013 almost have quadrupled compared to the same time period in 2012 likely because an increased enforcement.
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  • The numbers of building permits to date in 2013 almost have quadrupled compared to the same time period in 2012 likely because an increased enforcement.
    To date in 2013, the city of McPherson has issued 239 building permits. During the same period in 2012, 65 permits were issued.
    “More permits are required now that should have been required before,” Brett Reynolds, McPherson building inspector, said.
    Some of those new projects that now need permits include replacing water heaters and replacing windows.
    Seventy-three permits were issued in April 2013, compared to 20 in April 2012. Of the 2013 permits, four single-family houses and a duplex were approved in the month, compared to two single-family homes and two duplexes in April 2012.
    Ten commercial permits were issued for April 2013, compared to four in April 2012.
    To date, Reynolds reported a total of $11,385,199 in construction dollars for 2013, compared to $5,523,915 in 2012. For April 2013, a total of $2,266,126 in construction dollars was reported, compared to $1,011,240 in April 2012.
    Commissioners approved Reynold’s report during a city commission meeting Monday.
    In other business:
    • Mayor Tom Brown declared the week of May 12 through May 18 as Police Week, and May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day. An annual memorial tribute to fallen officers will be at 8:30 a.m. May 15 at the McPherson Cemetery.
    • Commissioners approved an amendment for additional design services for the First Street Project. The additional work was related to traffic signal design at First and Hartup, utility coordination services and additional storm water design. A $27,500 cost was approved.
    • Commissioners approved the use of Main Street and First Street for the 2013 Senior Class Parade. The parade will be from 8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m. May 17.
    • Commissioners approved $1,112 to be used toward the purchase of a new cemetery flagpole. The old flagpole was destroyed in an ice storm earlier this year.

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