by Lisa Tome
The half year numbers are in and it's not looking good.
New home construction in Cecil continues its decline.
In the last fiscal year, less than half the number of permits were issued as were five years ago.
In fiscal year 2011, 198 single family dwelling permits were issued. In 2013, there were 160. Fiscal year 2013 crept up slightly with 188. In fiscal year 2014, there were 132 issued. The year that ended June 30, 2016, which was fiscal year 2015, there were 94 issued.