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Written by  Wednesday, 09 August 2017 14:11
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Building boom?

The cool July weather did not hurt the construction statistics for Central Frontenac. Permits for over $2 million in construction values were taken out in the month,, boosting the year to date total to over $5.5 million, over $1 million more than at the same time last year, and $1.7 more than 2014. To date permits for 13 new houses have been taken out in 2017, up from 10 the end of July in both 2016 and 2015. Including seasonal units, the total so far in 2017 is 19, up from 14 in each of the previous two years. Total permits issued to date in 2017 is also up at 76, as compared to 65 in 2016 and 59 in 2015.

Website RFP awarded

E-Solutions, the company that built the Frontenac County website, has been awarded the contract to build new sites for both Central and North Frontenac, after an Request for Proposal (RFP) process that was overseen by Central Frontenac Treasurer Michael McGovern. 7 proposals were submitted, ranging in price from $3,260 to over $40,000. McGovern said, in the report he submitted to council, that E-Solutions was in the middle of the pack in terms of price at $15,700 plus annual hosting costs of $2,550. But McGovern said they scored best on the points system his department had developed for the RFP, 95 out of a possible 100.

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