Baybe it was due to strong wind storms the area received, but new construction starts in Sunnyside during January were topped by roofing projects in what proved to be a light month.
Last month, the city issued 22 building permits and 10 - almost half - involved roof projects.
The 10 re-roofing efforts accounted for almost a third of January's total valuation, $69,100 out of $219,657 in new construction valuation.
The biggest roofing project last month was a roof repair at 301 Warehouse Ave. valued at $38,000.
The Warehouse Avenue roofing project resulted in $537 in permit fees paid to the city of Sunnyside.
For the month, Sunnyside city coffers netted $4,145 in permit fees.
The single largest project overall in January was improvements made at 2600 E. Yakima Valley Highway for Aaron's, a rent-to-own store. That project was valued at $80,939 and resulted in $1,424 paid to Sunnyside for permit fees.
Sunnyside building officials also last month issued five mechanical permits and one plumbing permit.
Officials conducted a total of 142 building inspections during January, as well as 14 mechanical and seven plumbing inspections.