Ward appointed at code enforcement officer

John Ward, a former Whitehall resident, is already a Washington County code enforcement officer.

And since last Tuesday, he has been code enforcement officer for the Town of Whitehall.

At a special meeting of the town board, the board members unanimously approved Ward’s appointment, replacing Jamie Huntington, who had stepped down some time ago due to time conflicts with a new job.

Supervisor George Armstrong had said earlier that he had wanted to obtain Ward’s services. In the interim, Armstrong said he would act as compliance officer, a title the board changed to code enforcement officer at its special meeting.

“I want to get in and get out of the darned compliance business as soon as possible,” Armstrong said.

The supervisor only had to wait seven days. The motion to appoint Ward was made by Councilwoman Stephanie Safka and seconded by Councilman Farrell Prefountaine.

Councilman Dave Hollister praised Ward, saying the appointment was a “good choice.”

Armstrong seconded that opinion, saying, “John Ward is doing an excellent job for the county.”

The delay in Ward’s appointment was caused by the need to check if there would be conflict of interest if Ward held two code enforcement jobs, one for the town and the other for the county.

Armstrong said the county had assured him there was no conflict of interest, provided Ward carried out his town duties on his own time, and not the county’s time.

The new code enforcement officer, who is already working closely with Village Code Enforcement Officer Gary Bennett, will be patrolling the town at the start of April.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

North Country Freepress – 04/21/17

FreePress_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Region Freepress – 04/21/17

Lakes_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Northshire Freepress – 04/21/17

Northshire_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

Lakes Classifieds – 04/21/17

Lakes_4_21_17.pdf-web.pdf

518 Wheels – 04/20/17

518 Wheels_4_17_17.pdf-web.pdf

St. Mary’s dedication of altar April 27

st. mary's

By Krystle S. Morey Following the recent completion of a years-long renovation, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church is finally ready […]

Area towns, villages plan clean-up events

veterans memorial park

By Krystle S. Morey, Keith Harrington, Matthew Saari Clean up. Clean up. Everybody do your share. Area communities will take […]

Whitehall hosts ‘cutthroat’ Iron Chef competition

Iron Chef winners

By Matthew Saari Iron Chef competitions have more than 20 years of rich history, noble tradition, rigorous rivalries and superbly […]

7 vying seats on Whitehall school board

Elementary School Memorial Day

By Matthew Saari In a continuing trend of civic involvement throughout Whitehall, seven individuals have thrown their figurative hats in […]

Five seek seats on Granville school board

A desk has been set up at the front of the Elementary School for security and tax processing. All visitors must check in at the front desk or office when entering either the high school or elementary school.
This new procedure is designed to improve security at the facilities.

By Krystle S. Morey Put down your pencils. The petitions for seats on the Granville Board of Education are in. […]

Lakes Classifieds – 04/14/17

Lakes_4_14_17.pdf-web.pdf

Weekender – 04/14/17

Weekender_4_14_17.pdf-web.pdf