Archbold, OH

Zoning Report Shows $2.2 Million In Permits Issued

Carma Grime, Archbold planning-zoning inspector, said the 2011 year-end report shows the estimated value of building projects for which permits were issued was more than $2.2 million.

However, the figure includes $1.8 million for the Archbold Area School District wind turbine project, which has been delayed into 2012. So far, only the underground foundation is completed.

When deducting the wind turbine estimate, the value of all projects in the village is $433,920.

Construction of one singlefamily dwelling in the village was estimated at $200,000.

Grime reported there were 160 parcel transactions, which included the sale of 47 houses to new owners.

Three swimming pools were built at a total estimated cost of $63,000.

There were three residential additions valued at $44,500; six signs, $41,700; three garages and/or carports, $32,400; eight utility sheds, $26,600; and nine fences, $25,720.

Grime said there were two requests for zoning variances. One was for a digital sign; the other, for construction of a storage building, which was denied.

Grime said most zoning violations were about property maintenance such as grass, weeds, or junk cars.

“Most were brought into compliance immediately,” she said.

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