Monday night the Sevier County Commission heard recommendations to hire a chief building inspector. Charles McGaha, the Chairman of the special committee formed to oversee the process, reported to the County Commission that it was his committees' recommendation that a chief building inspector be hired.
The Chief would be responsible for the startup of the department and then managing the day-to-day activities of the inspectors in addition to being the chief inspector.
McGaha also noted that the committee voted unanimously to recommend the adoption of the 1999 Building Codes. To fund the initial startup, McGaha's committee has requested $100,000. Also on McGahas list was a workshop that would be held to discuss the full study on building codes.
Members of the special committee formed to oversee the building code implementation include: Commissioner Charles McGaha (Chairman), Commissioner Gene Byrd, Bill Maples, Doug Smith, Peter Bush (Secretary), Mike McCarter, Richard Balk, Roger Pickens, Howard Statson, Ed Bohanan and Bob Gillespie.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.