| Jul 08, 2010

Through the Roof to build new one

Don Wannamaker from The Through the Roof Ministry in Flinton approached Addington Highlands Council this week seeking relief from paying building permit fees for renovation plans to their building.

The relatively modest renovation includes putting in a 448 square foot vestibule and 416 square foot covered carport.

Addington Highlands Reeve Henry Hogg pointed out that a similar request from the Anglican Church had been accepted last year, and on that precedent the Through the Roof request could be granted. A motion to that effect was approved.

A $500 fee for a minor variance from the township zoning bylaw was also necessary and that fee has been paid by Through the Roof.

Building boom - Construction values for AH have almost tripled for the first six months of 2010. As of the end of June, permits for $3.05 million had been taken out, as compared to $1.16 million for the same period in 2009.

Infrastructure stimulus is responsible for a portion of the increase, as the Flinton rink structure and the Denbigh garage projects are included.

Permits for $585,000 in commercial construction have been taken out so far this year, as compared to only $6,000 at this point in 2009, and $3,620 in permit fees have been waived since the township does not charge permits for commercial construction.

The total amount of fees collected this year is above $24,000, more than double those collected between January 1 and June 30 in 2009.

Recycling collection down slightly in 2009

In 2008, 132 tonnes of waste was recycled in Addington Highlands, and that number dropped to 129.5 tons in 2009.


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