Permits down for month

January projects totaled just $22,900

The nation’s sluggish economy is still visible in the area, as the city of Rockdale’s building permits totaled just $22,900 for the first month of 2012.

Numbers were way down for the month, with $50,850 in permits issued in December.

Last month’s total is also the same as for the year. January’s numbers bring the fiscal year’s total, which started in October, to $117,950.

The largest amount in the current fiscal year was December’s total. The lowest month was November with just $10,700 in permits issued.

The entire 2011 calendar year also fell sort due to the current recession. As the city issued just $956,168 in permits over the 12- month period. That was the lowest amount given out since 1996.

Permits are issued at City Hall and reflect only construction in the city limits.

Projects permitted for January were: Wilson Tile & Stone for Sandra’s Gift Shop, 129 W. Cameron Avenue, reroof; Mike Hoyt, 631 Ackerman, demolition; Harold Parsley (Chicken Express), 1305 W. Cameron Avenue, sign (1) 3x6, (3) 4x8; Ricardo Rodriguez, 820 Murray, reroof; Thornton Construction, 103 Scarbrough, enclose rear porch; Thomas Eichinger, 228 N. FM 908, concrete slab; St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 521 E. Davilla, fence; Salvage Crew for Sumuel Family, 335 Pecan, demolition.

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