Township fills staffing gap

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - News

BY SCOTT CARMICHAEL

Staff South Glen­garry coun­cil re­cently ap­pointed a tem­po­rary build­ing in­spec­tor to as­sist in­terim Chief Build­ing Of­fi­cial Gary Poupart.

Daniel Tessier, a for­mer build­ing in­spec­tor with both North Dun­das and South Dun­das, was hired on a tem­po­rary ba­sis to “as­sist with build­ing per­mit in­take, re­view, plans ex­am­i­na­tion and in­spec­tions,” said township gen­eral man­ager of com­mu­nity ser­vices Joanne Ha­ley.

Ac­cord­ing to Mrs. Ha­ley, Mr. Tessier was hired “specif­i­cally more for large build­ings, to com­pen­sate for a lack of qual­i­fi­ca­tions in ex­ist­ing staff,” in that re­gard.

The new build­ing in­spec­tor will op­er­ate un­der Mr. Poupart, who was named in­terim chief build­ing of­fi­cial/di­rec­tor of de­vel­op­ment in early March, re­plac­ing Kevin Lalonde, who was re­lieved of his du­ties as CBO/di­rec­tor of de­vel­op­ment Fe­bru­ary 4 fol­low­ing an in­cam­era coun­cil ses­sion.

Mrs. Ha­ley had ex­plained in an ear­lier staff re­port 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.”

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