LEAD - The number of building permits issued in the city of Lead (leed) and the value of the projects was down in 2012.

The Black Hills Pioneer reports that the city of Lead issued a total of 168 building permits, 46 less than in 2011. The total value of projects also dropped, from nearly $3.6 million in 2011 to just over $2 million in 2012.

But Lead City Building Inspector Dennis Schumacher says that permits for projects worth $25,000 or more were up. He says 43 permits were issued in 2012 compared to 14 in 2011.

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