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Inspectors and Supporting Staff

Administration and Staffing

Kevin A. Brubaker
Senior Manager – Building Department, Building and Lands Department
Administrator of Department Personnel

Mary Tomski
Financial/Project Systems Coordinator
Receives, logs, and distributes building plans for plan review; checks and reviews permit applications and supporting documents for proper form, sufficiency of information, and conformance with legal standards; issues permits as authorized.

Commercial/Residential Building Official and Inspectors

Phillip Lahetta
Chief Building Official – Zoning Administrator – Residential Building Official
Zoning, Fencing, Signage, Adjudications, and Certificates of Occupancy

Darryl Farkas
Building/HVAC Combination Inspector
Backup Building Official, Building Inspector, Footings, Foundations, Slabs, Framing, Final and Special Inspections.
Residential Building Inspector, in addition, Inspector Farkas handles, Plan Review, New Homes and Additions, Garages/Sheds, and Porches/Decks, Fire Repair/Demos and Roofs.

Braden Thomas, Sr.
Plumbing/Building Combination Inspector
All Plumbing, Waterproofing, Fire Protection Systems and Special Inspections.
Certified as a, Plumbing Inspector, Residential Plumbing Inspector, Plumbing Plans Examiner, Certified ICC Mechanical Inspector, Residential Building Official, Commercial Inspector, and Fire Protection Inspector.

Timothy Golden
Electric/Building Combination Inspector
Electrical Safety Inspector, Backup Residential Building Official, Mechanical Inspector, Pools/Spas, Plan Review, and Special Inspections.

Housing Inspectors

Raymond Langdon
Deputy Housing Inspector 

Kara Makila
Deputy Housing Inspector 

Terry Sobotka
Deputy Housing Inspector 

The Deputy Housing Inspectors perform inspections of Houses and Property for Conformance with Applicable Codes pertaining to Litter, Overgrowth, Abandoned Vehicles and Interior and Exterior Building Conditions – They handle Written and Oral Correspondence relative to Code Violations – They work directly with Senior Staff and the Law Department.

In addition, they Maintain Records of Inspections Activities; make Photographic Records of Violations – Prepare or Complete Various Forms, Reports, Correspondence, Logs, Inspection Reports, Notices, Formal Warnings, Citations, Affidavits, and Court Disposition Forms.  They also receive Various Forms, Reports, Correspondence, Inspection Reports, Police/Fire Reports, Newspapers,  Photographs, Maps, Property Records, Legal Documents, Manuals, Codes, Ordinances, Directories, Reference Material, or other Documentation; Reviews, Completes, Processes, Forwards or Retains as Appropriate.