by Dennis Dalman
The total valuation of permits issued in Sartell was $1,357,768 for the first month of 2018, which might be a harbinger of strong economic growth for this year.
For January 2017, the total valuation of permits was $933,000. In January 2014 the total number was $382,000.
Permits issued include those for single-family homes, commercial development, multi-family construction projects, residential remodeling projects and those that cover such things under the categories of plumbing, mechanical, fire protection and zoning.
There was only one permit issued for single-family construction last month, not surprising in the dead of winter. That permit carried a valuation of a $260,000 home.