Wednesday, April 25th, 2007
No new takers for village zoning inspector position
By Timothy Cox
MENDON - No one seems interested in filling the zoning inspector position that Mike Bowling wants to give up.
Bowling recently informed Mendon Village Council members that he would like to step down from the position, but no potential successors have emerged.
Bowling is an elected council member, appointed member of the zoning board and the zoning inspector. He is the town's longest-reigning zoning inspector, even though he accepted the job on a temporary basis about three years ago. He recently informed council members that he would like to relinquish the post.
At Tuesday night's council meeting, village officials said they have no prospects.
Councilwoman Janice Clay said she was contacted by one person who she does not expect to want the job. Many people might misperceive the post to be a part-time job with steady pay but the inspector only collects the $25 fees on permits issued, Clay said.
"We've been looking," Mayor William Buffenbarger said.
Bowling told council members he will continue on the job.
"I'm probably just stuck with it for a while," Bowling said. "I'm not going to throw a fit or nothing ... yet."