Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission is in worse financial shape than expected due to the lack of new building activity.
Danville previously had promised to kick in an additional $10,500 at the beginning of the new fiscal year after P&Z reported a potential $24,000 deficit.
At that time, P&Z was expecting about $60,000 in revenue from permits for the whole year and $30,000 over the first two quarters. But Chairman Gary Chidester told the City Commission on Monday night that activity has been even more sluggish than expected, yielding only about $15,000 in revenue from new building permits.
"We knew it would be tough this year, but the projections were not only wrong, they were bad wrong," Chidester said. "Permit revenue has simply not been there."