With the mild weather, construction in Goderich continued through the winter -- now, it's really taking off.
The Town's Building Department reports to the end of April -- there have been 13 permits issued for new single-family dwellings, three new commercial edifices, two industrial and one government structure authorized.
Compared to this time in 2011 there had been only two dwelling permits- and none in all other categories.
The Building Department says 70 permits have been issued in 2012, to a dollar-value of almost 13 million dollars.
To handle the workload, Milt Dietrich has been coaxed from retirement and will assist staff two days a week.
As well, third-year Architectural Technologist Nathan Schultz has signed-on for a Co-op placement and started his duties in mid-April.