Celoron To Use Ellicott’s Code Enforcement Officer

CELORON – Celoron will have a code enforcement officer following its next meeting.

David Rowe, Ellicott building inspector and code enforcement officer, will be appointed at the next Celoron Village Board meeting on Monday, according to Shirley Sanfilippo, Celoron village clerk. She said Rowe will have office hours at Celoron Village Hall, 21 Boulevard Ave., from 3-5 p.m. on Thursdays.

In January, Frank Fonti resigned from the position of code officer for Celoron. He was first appointed to the position in August 2010.

Cecil Miller III, Ellicott town supervisor, said Rowe could work for the village while continuing his full-time job for the town.

”We’ve given him the option to work for Celoron to get them through the short term,” Miller said.

As far as sharing a code officer permanently, Miller said that is not a possibility.

”We worked with our code officer to see if he has the time to do both jobs. We pretty much decided the answer is no,” Miller said. ”We’re just at the point that our code officer doesn’t have the extra time.”

Miller said town officials have thought about hiring a part-time code officer too.

”We’re looking at the possibility of hiring someone just to do fire inspections for the town. We want to make sure (Rowe) has time to do his job for the town,” Miller said.