Cooleemee Closer To Hiring Code Officer
By Jackie Seabolt
COOLEEMEE – The town board here is a step closer to hiring their part-time code enforcement officer.
Board member Chris Branham said that 26 applicants had applied.
The board had planned to review the applications and make their decision on the new hire at the meeting last Monday, but the commissioners agreed they needed further review and discussion concerning the applications.
The board also agreed they needed to finalize the number of hours and pay for the position.
Mayor Lynn Rumley suggested the commissioners meet Tuesday, May 31, and make their decision on who would be hired for the position, and the board agreed.
“We are dedicated to seeing that all Cooleemee properties in the town are being kept up,” Rumley said.
The part-time employee will enforce the town’s ordinances which prohibit nuisances such as overgrown yards, junked and abandoned vehicles and housing below the town’s minimum code …