2017-03-15 / News

Middletown, Fleischmanns building activity steady; Permited projects take a jump in Town of Roxbury

Staff report

Building activity in the Town of Middletown and the Village of Fleischmanns was up slightly in 2016, according to a report issued this month.

In the Town of Roxbury, building activity showed a slight decline from 2015 to 2016.

Chris Plante, code enforcement officer for the Town of Middletown and the Village of Margaretville, submitted the Annual Building and Zoning Department Report to the town board for review at its March 1 meeting.

Mr. Plante’s summary showed 108 building permits issued in the Town of Middletown and another 17 permits were issued for work in the Village of Fleischmanns.

A breakdown of permits in the township shows: three permits for new home construction; three for trailers, one for a doublewide; 18 permits for garages and/or outbuildings; 78 permits for alterations, additions or repairs; and two permits for commercial structures.

Revenue for permits totaled $23,848 for the town and another $4,000 for the village. The total value for new construction and renovations was $1,412,800.

Mr. Plante’s report indicated that, out of the 108 permits issued in the town, nine were for Stop Work orders placed on projects started prior a building permit had been obtained.

Two floodplain development permits were issued, one for installation of a new doublewide home and the other to the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

Activity in the zoning department included the approval and completion of two subdivisions. The subdivisions resulted in the creation of five lots. In addition, seven boundary line adjustments were applied for and approved, with a total of 14 lots that were put back together.

Other permits

The report showed that three sign permits were applied for and granted. The planning board received three applications for Special Use Permits. One was approved and two are pending.

Mr. Plante’s report stated that the Building and Zoning Department dealt with 19 zoning violations over the past year. Of these, 14 were successfully closed and five are pending. The department received 13 applications for demolition permits.

The code enforcement officer conducted annual fire inspections at 38 businesses and places of public assembly in the Town of Middletown.

There were 94 municipal searches conducted last year, totaling $2,350 in revenue for the town.

Town of Roxbury

Reports filed by Town of Roxbury Building Inspector /Code Enforcement Officer Bill Walcutt showed that his department issued 147 building permits in 2016, an increase of approximately 17 percent. A year earlier, 126 permits were issued in the town,

A breakdown shows the following types of permits being authorized: 38 certificates of compliance, 11 certificates of occupancy, eight permits for additions, 17 for alterations/repairs, 17 permit renewals, three permits for new houses, two for fireplaces, five for woodstoves, six for decks with a roof, one pavilion, seven storage buildings.

Also, 12 permits were issued for deck construction, one for a lean-to structure, one for a solar panel, one for a weather station, eight for demolition projects, one for a handicapped ramp, three for new garage construction and one permit each for a carport, pellet stove, pool house, trailer and a doublewide.

The town also conducted 61 municipal searches.

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