The City of Melfort had a great year for new building permits according to a report released at the regular city council meeting on Monday, January 15. The city saw a total of $15, 260, 517 in new building permits to December, 2017. The total in December, 2016 was $11,565,300 so the city saw a significant increase in total permits issued. According to Melfort Mayor Rick Lang it is the second best year for permits since 2006. “Before 2006 building permits were really lean, let’s say.