Interim CBO named
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.