Building permit numbers “astounding”: deputy mayor
By Jay Gutteridge Simcoe.com April 22 2010
The numbers don’t lie: there’s a lot of building going on in Bradford West Gwillimbury.
The town received more than $1.2 million in building and septic permit fees last year, a report to town council from chief building official Jack Tosta states.
The report, mandatory under Ontario’s Building Code Act, listed the town’s direct costs to administer and enforce the act at $633,050 and the indirect costs at $205,795.
Direct costs include reviewing permit applications and inspecting buildings, the report states, while indirect costs include support and overhead.
The town has $364,872 in a reserve fund in case it ever has a shortfall in covering these costs.
The report states the reserve fund may be used in the current fiscal year.
“These figures are pretty astounding,” Deputy Mayor Dennis Roughley said.
“It shows us how busy we are.”