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In December 2012, two local Habitat volunteers, Michelle Olsen and Larry Zilliox, traveled half-way across the globe to take part in Habitat for Humanity of Bangladesh’s first large-scale volunteer building event, the Friendship Build.
Construction activity in the Alexandria area appears to be hammering out a “new normal” of between $50 and $52 million a year.
Last year, the Alexandria Building Department issued 1,030 permits for projects valued at $51.64 million, according to the department head Bruce Jaspersen, who presented his annual report to the Alexandria City Council Monday night.
Scott Qualle, building official for Minnesota municipalities, announced that MNSPECT, a Minnesota building inspection service provider, will offer local continuing education courses designed to meet educational requirements for licensed residential building contractors and remodelers, as well as certified and limited building officials.
The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has built a one-stop
"Local Code Lookup" - online at
http://workplace.doli.state.mn.us/jurisdiction - to help contractors and
homeowners find local code requirements and code inspectors in one place.
On Thursday, May 3, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will kick off the beginning of their build season with a Bless the Build event at 820 Thomas Drive in Alexandria. The event, which begins at 4 pm, will celebrate the beginning of construction on the Eric Magnuson home and Thrivent’s ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity and the community.
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.
Many types of fees are going up in Alexandria – including building fees. At its meeting Monday night, the Alexandria City Council gave final approval to a wide range of fee adjustments that will take effect in 2012.
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