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The Hope Town District Council released their annual report in September.

Hope Town District Council Approved $56 Million in Construction Last year

 

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The Hope Town District Council released their annual report in September.

Between July 2014 and June 2015 eighty four building permits and twenty nine dock permits were issued between Guana, Man-O-War and Hope Town.

Total government revenue raised was over sixty thousand dollars and total construction value was about fifty five million dollars.

Eighty Four building permits were issued with the majority being for Elbow Cay (forty two) and twenty five for Baker’s Bay.

Twenty nine dock permits were also issued. Twenty three being for Elbow Cay and Lubber’s Quarters.

Also of note was the Council’s 75% attendance record.

In a statement, Chief Councilor Jeremy Sweeting noted that it was insulting for the district to be operating on a budget of less than $400,000.

“This report reveals that in the last two fiscal years combined, we have approved over $100 million dollars in home construction. This is yet another example that we are the fastest growing district in the country, and yet we are operating on a budget of just over $400,000 dollars, for three islands. Beyond insulting, and beyond ridiculous.”

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