June building numbers in Fort St. John

The value of construction in Fort St. John last month was also down to about half of what it was in June of 2008 and only about a quarter of what it was in 2007.

39 permits were issued with a construction value of $3,468,000. The number of permits was actually more than either of the previous two June totals.

However last year 32 June permits were valued at $6,629,000 and the same month in 2007, 33 permits had a total value of more than $12 million.

It’s a similar story when you compare the year-to-date totals, with $7,750,000 this year compared to $48,950,000 last year and $38,749,000 in 2007.

The 39 permits issued last month put about $12,000 in the city’s cash register and moved the year-to date-total over 36,000.

However, that is also only about one third of the previous two years, with the six month totals nearly 115,000 in 2008, and 109,000 in 2007.