With the recent appointment of Building Official LauraLee Snook to the position of Public Works and Development Services Director, the City’s building inspection schedule will be decreased beginning May 26th.
“When the construction industry took a down turn nine years ago we elected to continue to provide a full time inspector as we recognized the need for strong construction oversight in the community,” said City Manager Gary Milliman. “During the last few years, Building Official LauraLee Snook took on additional duties in project management and assumed an increasingly important role in the Public Works and Development Services Department.”
“As Director of the Department, Snook will retain her assignment as Building Official. However, we need to restructure building inspection hours to help manage her duties effectively,” Milliman said.
According to Snook, inspections will now be conducted two days a week…on Tuesdays and Fridays…with 24 hour advance notification.
“Plan review,” Snook said, “will continue to be performed in a timely manner. Projects that don’t extend beyond the existing building footprint will be completed within a week, and other residential construction projects should be completed within two weeks.”
The building permit application process will also change, Snook said, with applications now being reviewed by counter staff.
Assistance with applications will be available, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM -1:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Parks/Public Works Permit counter, and from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at the counter in the Public Works & Development Department office. Completed applications and associated fees will continue to be processed at the Finance Department’s payment counter during normal business hours.
“This remains a comparatively high level of service that we believe will continue to meet the needs of the community,” Snook said.