Township fills staffing gap
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.”