The value of construction in Fort St. John last month was nearly double what it was in the same month last year.
39 permits worth more than $3.3 million were issued, as compared to 15 issued in April of 2009, worth less than $1.9 million.
In addition, that pushed the 2010 year-to-date total to more than $14 million, as compared to just $3.3 million last year.
However, it should also be noted, last year was a down year, and the four month total for 2008 was more than $32 million.
In terms of revenue, the 39 permits added nearly $12 thousand to city coffers, and raised the year-to-date total to nearly $80 thousand.
That’s about four and a half times the four month total of last year, which was just over $18 thousand…and it is also about $20 thousand ahead of the comparable 2008 total.