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Small building projects remain steady in Camp Verde
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 12 January 2011 00:00

The Town of Camp Verde issued several permits for building and construction during the 2009-10 fiscal year, but many were issued for small projects.

A solar panel array at the Verde Ranger District tracks the  movement of the morning sun Saturday, Jan. 8. The installation of the panels was one of the more unusual building projects which took place in Camp Verde in 2010.It was a bit of a departure from the previous year, which brought larger commercial projects to Camp Verde, like a dollar store and a pharmacy.

“We had quite a few sewer lines,” said Becky Oium, a building permit technician with the Town of Camp Verde.

That wasn’t a surprise, as the Camp Verde Sanitary District has been actively looking to hook up to the area’s recently expanded sewer lines with costs lower for residents who hook up sooner rather than later.

In records released for the fiscal year that ended in June, the town issued 18 permits for manufactured homes and 47 permits for commercial construction activity.

The commercial activity ran the gamut from a new warehouse for a local company to an expansion of solar panels at the new Verde Ranger Station operated by the U.S. Forest Service.

Other permits were for much more minor construction activity, including the installation of a new flagpole light at the Camp Verde Marshal’s Office and remodeling work at Verde Vista Care and Rehab, an assisted living facility that primarily serves the elderly.

The bulk of permits issued were for miscellaneous projects; 291 such permits were approved for everything from the aforementioned sewer lines to new awnings and house additions, including the erection of things like above-ground pools and block walls.

One permit was approved for a multifamily housing unit and 21 were approved for various signs.

During the 12 months, the town collected nearly $62,000 in permit fees.

Records have only been released for the first part of the current fiscal year. Through the end of November, the town had issued 27 permits for commercial projects, including a horse barn at Rainbow Acres and improvements for a new package shipping store.

Permits were also issued for a greenhouse at Camp Verde High School and sewer line connections for local businesses that now have the ability to hook up to the system, including restaurants near the I-17 and State Route 260 interchange.

Seven permits for manufactured homes had been approved, and the town had collected nearly $20,000 in fees for various projects within town borders.

 

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