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Permit requests indicate building is booming in Linn County


March 7, 2017

The Linn County Planning and Building Department is busy with a building boom.

“We’re so busy, as of now the total number of building permits in Linn County is up 15 percent from last year,” said Director Robert Wheeldon, during an update to the Linn County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 14.

The department does inspections for contract cities, which include Brownsville, Halsey, Harrisburg, Lyons, Mill City, Millersberg, Scio and Tangent.

“Every city except Albany,” Wheeldon said. “Lebanon and Sweet Home does their own building; we do their electrical.”

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