ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL NEWS: Construction hammers out a $53 million yearConstruction in the greater Alexandria area is continuing along its road to recovery.
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
Construction in the greater Alexandria area is continuing along its road to recovery.
That’s according to the Alexandria Building Department’s annual report that was presented to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.
The department issued 1,214 permits for projects valued at more than $53 million in 2011 – a 4 percent increase from 2010’s valuation of $50.1 million when 1,089 permits were issued. The numbers include construction work within the city and its building code administration areas of Hudson, LaGrand and Lake Mary townships.
See the Wednesday and Friday issues of the Echo Press for more city council action, including more information about these topics:
--A local sales tax option.
--A new agreement to lease Knute Nelson Field to the Northwoods League and the Alexandria Beetles.
--A $3,635 federal grant to purchase handicapped signs at the city’s polling places.
--A quick claim deed for land at the fairgrounds.
--An upcoming work session with the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission.
--An upcoming meeting with the Downtown Merchants Association to discuss possible improvements to two downtown parking lots.
--A request from Zion Lutheran Church to shut down three city blocks.
--An ordinance that will allow members from outside the city limits to serve on the city’s Cable TV Commission.