City Sets Requirements for Building Inspector

by Tony Vindell/LFN

A full time building inspector with the City of Los Fresnos could come on board at some point in time and the municipality is in its planning stages to offer the job to someone who will meet city-set requirements.

There is not a set date when that will happen but the city council approved the job description during the March 13 meeting.

The city has a part- time inspector at this moment and that could change as it continues to grow in the home and commercial fronts.

Such inspector will have to be certified as it’s a requirement today and could draw an annual salary anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Mayor Polo Narvaez and Councilman Juan Munoz of Place 5 wanted to know if any kind of college degree is required to be a building inspector.

City Manager Mark Milum said that is not a requirement set by state laws.

A building inspector’s job includes making sure construction work is performed correctly, must understand building codes and ordinances, safety regulations and zoning laws, among other things. Maintaining records and reviewing blueprints also come with the job.

Although the city has no immediate plans to hire a full-time building inspector, the council has taken a step toward that goal by approving the job description.

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