In the last six months the city of Williams Lake has issued 53 building permits, Mayor Surinderpal Rathor said.
“Residential was $4.424 million, which is almost a record. Commercial was $5,496,000, again – almost a record. Industrial, which is obviously the hospital was $366 million.”
For November 2022, 10 permits were approved valuing $414,000 in residential and $808,600 commercial.
December 2022 saw four permits, $1,35,000 in residential and $48,400 commercial, in January 2023 nine permits were issued, $12,000 residential and $4,587,000 commercial, February 2023 there were seven permits issued, $1,000,000 residential, $11,800 commercial and $199,450,000 industrial, which was for the hospital.
In March 2023 there were also seven permits approved for $184,000 residential and $138,000 commercial and in April 2023 16 permits totalling $1,464,000 residential and $27,000 commercial.
Rathor said he saluted the dedication of the staff. and council.
“My message to the community is that the council you elected today is working on your behalf for the benefit of the community.”
Additionally 53 brand new business licences have been issued in the last six months, he said.
Council and staff continue to pursue funding for the water treatment plant to remove manganese from the city’s drinking water, Rathor said.
The price tag for the plant is an anticipated $25 million.