Company contracted to help with permitting and building services
To increase service delivery to property owners who are rebuilding after Hurricane Ian, the Town has contracted with Jacobs Project Management Company for permitting, inspections, and building plan reviews.
“Contracting these services brings more personnel in-house to help raise the bar to give the community what it needs to build back faster,” said Town Manager Andy Hyatt. “The first inspector from Jacobs performed 27 inspections his first day on the job which was just a day after the contract was signed.”
Jacobs is providing several personnel, some full-time and some as needed, which will include a chief building official and three permit technicians. These personnel will work with the current 13 Town staff who are permit and zoning technicians, planners, a floodplain manager, an inspector, and administrative support in the Community Development Department.
Steve Poposki, former Community Development Director, has been promoted to Town Engineer. Poposki is also a certified Building Official and Electrical Inspector and will continue to support building services as needed. Frankie Kropacek is the Town’s Director of Operations and Compliance and will continue to oversee the Community Development Department.