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Construction drops to 2009 levels

Thursday, January 3, 2013

McCOOK, Nebraska -- McCook area construction project costs for 2012 totaled just over $16 million, well shy of the $29 million mark reached the previous two years.

The bulk of the decrease can be traced to no activity in the school and public building category, which racked up more than $11 million in 2011.

Many of the permits for construction work completed in 2012 were issued in 2011.

2011 area construction activity was driven by an interior remodel at Hillcrest Nursing Home, construction of the new Municipal Facility and construction of the McCook Community College Events Center. 2010 construction activity was driven by commercial remodel projects such as the Community Hospital addition, the KRD Federal Credit Union conversion of a restaurant into a bank and the removal of gas tanks at Lee Janssen, to name a few.

City revenue from permit fees managed a slight increase when compared to prior year, despite the overall decrease in construction activity.

Total project costs Jan-Dec, 2012 : $16,718,521

Total project costs Jan-Dec, 2011 : $29,097,847

Total project costs Jan-Dec, 2010 : $29,450,376

Total project costs Jan-Dec, 2009 : $15,433,493

Total permit fees received Jan-Dec, 2012 : $49,726

Total permit fees received Jan-Dec, 2011 : $49,074

Total permit fees received Jan-Dec, 2010 : $60,950

Total permit fees received Jan-Dec, 2009 : $41,643

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Why do tax exempt/taxable/govenment run entities such as Hillcrest/County and MCC pay for building permits. I do not believe it is required. Save the money Red Willow County and Mid-Plains CC. Ask the State Attorney General if need be.

-- Posted by michaelh.1155 on Thu, Jan 3, 2013, at 8:52 PM
Response by Bruce Baker:
I don't believe they are. If you notice the fees near the bottom of the article do not increase anywhere near as much as the actual cost of the projects.

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