In­terim CBO named

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - News

BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff South Glen­garry’s long-time prop­erty stan­dards and by­law en­force­ment man­ager was re­cently named chief build­ing of­fi­cial/di­rec­tor of devel­op­ment, on an in­terim ba­sis.

Mr. Poupart, who has been in the town­ship’s em­ploy since Septem­ber 2009, re­places Kevin Lalonde, who was re­lieved of his du­ties as CBO/di­rec­tor of devel­op­ment Fe­bru­ary 4 fol­low­ing an in-cam­era coun­cil ses­sion.

Joanne Ha­ley, the town­ship’s gen­eral man­ager of com­mu­nity ser­vices, ex­plained in a staff re­port pre­pared for the March 4 reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing that Mr. Poupart – who also re­tains his by­law en­force­ment man­ager and prop­erty stan­dards of­fi­cer ti­tles – will “tem­po­rar­ily fill the role of di­rec­tor of devel­op­ment/chief build­ing of­fi­cial un­til such time said po­si­tion is filled per­ma­nently.”

The ap­point­ment – made of­fi­cial last week through a by­law passed by coun­cil – will not have an im­pact on the 2019 mu­nic­i­pal bud­get.

March 15 is the dead­line for can­di­dates to sub­mit ap­pli­ca­tions for the CBO job.

Mr. Lalonde had been hired in March 2014 as di­rec­tor of devel­op­ment and head of the build­ing de­part­ment. Since that time he had come un­der fire, with one ratepayer say­ing it was a “night­mare” to deal with him. Dur­ing the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion cam­paign last year, the need to im­prove the ser­vice pro­vided by the build­ing de­part­ment was fre­quently men­tioned by coun­cil can­di­dates.

Mr. Lalonde had joined the mu­nic­i­pal­ity fol­low­ing the re­tire­ment of Dwane Craw­ford in Jan­uary of 2014. He had pre­vi­ously worked for six years with the City of Corn­wall.

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