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Inspectors and Supporting Staff

Administration and Staffing

Kevin A. Brubaker
Assistant Safety Service Director – Building Department, Building and Lands Department
Administrator of Department Personnel and operations.

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.

Building Official and Residential Building Official
Plan Approvals, Adjudications and Certificate of Occupancy
The Building Official and the Residential Building Official is responsible for the enforcement of the rules of the Ohio Board of Building Standards and of Chapters 3781. and 3791. of the Ohio Revised Code relating to the construction, arrangement, and the erection of buildings and residential buildings or parts thereof.

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

Commercial/Residential Building Inspector

Darryl Farkas
Building Inspector and Residential Building Official.
Back Up Residential Building Official including; Zoning, Residential Plan Review of Dwellings/Additions, Residential Adjudications.
In addition, Inspector Farkas handles; Commercial Building Foundations, Framing, and Finals. Fire repair, Demolition, Siding, Windows, Doors, Waterproofing, and Special Inspections. Complaints.

Darwin Ward
Plumbing and Zoning Inspector.
Certified as a, Plumbing Inspector.
In addition, Inspector Ward handles; All Plumbing, Zoning Inspections of Sheds and Fences and Special Inspections.

Timothy Golden
Electrical, Mechanical, Building Inspector.
Certified as a, Electrical Safety Inspector,  Residential 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, and Special Inspections.

Raymond Langdon
Residential Building Inspector
Certified as a Residential Building Inspector and International Property Maintenance Inspector.
In addition, Inspector Langdon handles; Footings, Foundations, Slabs, Framing, Porches/Decks, and Final Inspections.

Housing Inspectors

Kara Makila
Deputy Housing Inspector 
Certified as a International Property Maintenance Inspector.

Jeff Glowaski
Deputy Housing Inspector 
Certified as a International Property Maintenance Inspector.

Terry Sobotka
Deputy Housing Inspector, and Backup Electrical Safety Inspector
Certified as a International Property Maintenance Inspector and Electrical Safety 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.