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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
Payments, 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.
In addition, Mary handles Payroll, Sick Leave, and Vacation forms. Contractor/Rental Registration forms, Renewal forms and Related Records.

Please contact the Appropriate Inspector(s) Directly to Schedule an Inspection

Commercial/Residential Building Official and Inspectors

Phillip Lahetta
Chief Building Official – Residential Building Official – Zoning Administrator
All Zoning and Plan reviews including Adjudications and Certificates of Occupancy.

Darryl Farkas
Building Inspector
Building Inspector, Residential Building Inspector; including Footings, Foundations, Slabs, Framing, Final and Special Inspections. He is also the backup Building Official.
In addition, Inspector Farkas handles Plan Review on New Homes and Additions, Porches/Decks, Fire Repair/Demos and Roofs.

Braden Thomas, Sr.
Plumbing/Building Inspector
Certified as a, Plumbing Inspector, Plumbing Plans Examiner, Residential Plumbing Inspector, Residential Plumbing Plans Examiner, Certified ICC Mechanical Inspector, Residential Building Official, Commercial Inspector, and Fire Protection Inspector.
In addition, Inspector Thomas handles All Plumbing, Mechanical/HVAC (new or replacement), Waterproofing, Fire Protection Systems and Special Inspections, Plan Review, Garage and Sheds.

Timothy Golden
Electrical/Building Inspector
Certified as a, Electrical Safety Inspector,  Residential Building Official, Building Official, Mechanical Inspector, Residential Building Inspector, Commercial Building Inspector, and Fire Protection Inspector.
In addition, Inspector Golden handles All Electrical, Mechanical/HVAC (new or replacement), Pools/Spas, Roof replacement, Siding/Windows/Door replacements, 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.