Around Town: Campbell River Building Inspectors
During pre-budget business case presentations on November 20, Campbell River City Council approved an additional building inspector position.
“Campbell River is still seeing high levels of construction with hundreds of new dwellings built in the past year.” says city manager Deborah Sargent. “Our development services department has been struggling to keep up with demand, partly because we’re down to one building inspector, but primarily due to increasing demand for service.”
The City has recently successfully filled the vacant position and the second building inspector will start early December. With Council’s approval, the City will begin recruiting for a third building inspector as soon as possible.
Applications as of mid-November include 92 development applications (124 total in 2017) and 290 building permits (328 total in 2017).
“Building booms present an increasing demand for service as well as a source of future property tax revenue that will support services for the entire community,” says Mayor Andy Adams. “Having three building inspectors working for Campbell River will be welcome news.”
Excerpt from City of Campbell River press release
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