Building permits up for City of Weyburn

The number and value of building permits issued by the City of Weyburn are up for 2019 from 2018, according to the monthly report for December.

The report was presented to city council at their meeting on Monday evening, and showed an increase in the construction activity in the city for the past year, and going ahead into 2020.

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There were two building permits issued in December with a total construction value of $2,278,912.

The permits include to redevelop a sports bar in the old Fitzgeralds location, with a construction value of $100,000, and construction of a bus shop for the Southeast Cornerstone School Division at their location on 18th Street, with a value of $2,178,912.

A permit had been issued for the bus shop development, but it was voided as it became a two-phase permit.

These permits bring the year-end total issued by the City to 65 building permits, with a total construction value of $51,040,212.

One year ago, the City had issued a total of 52 building permits worth a total of $4,515,000.

Under the Weyburn Builds program, the City has received 11 applications as of the end of December, and to date, seven projects which qualify for the grant for exterior upgrades have been completed. The total amount of grants paid out under the program is $4,273.50.

There were no permits issued for demolition in December.

• In other council business, the lists of all committees and boards for the City of Weyburn was presented, and there are some vacancies that need to be filled.

City manager Mathew Warren noted that the Parks Board, which includes the Tatagwa Parkway Planning District and Leisure Services Commission, has three vacancies, with one new name just added, Sarah Satre. In addition, the Weyburn Police Commission also has one vacancy for a citizen to take part.

Anyone interested in volunteering to be a part of any board or committee can go on the City of Weyburn website for an application form, and submit it to the City.