September 20, 2012
- The Code Enforcement Officer (CEO), Building Inspector (BI), and Local
Plumbing Inspector (LPI) is responsible for enforcing the Building and Land Use,
Shoreland Zoning, Subdivision, Gravel Extraction, Site Plan, Flood Plain, and
other general ordinances enacted by the Town Meeting of Lamoine and, where
applicable, ordinances of the State of Maine. Additionally, the CEO/BI/LPI shall
advise the Lamoine Planning Board on matters coming before that board.
– The CEO/LPI/BI shall be immediately supervised by the Board of Selectmen which
is also the appointing authority.
Hiring and termination authority rest finally
with the Board of Selectmen according to the policies established by the Board,
local ordinance and state laws.
The Board of Selectmen may seek input in regard
to job performance from the Administrative Assistant, Planning Board, and state
– The CEO/BI/LPI is a compensated and contracted part-time employee.
The CEO/BI/LPI shall be compensated bi-weekly
at a rate calculated by the town treasurer based on the contract in effect.
Some aspects of this
position are required by Maine State Statute, and some aspects of the job
description are included in statute in addition to the specific duties listed
below. The position is subject to all applicable policies of the Board of
Selectmen, and is subject to an annual performance review supervised by the
Board of Selectmen with substantial input from the Administrative Assistant to
- The CEO/BI/LPI shall…..
Inspect permit applications and, if within the purview of the CEO and in
compliance with the codes of Lamoine, issue a permit for said application.
If an application is not in
compliance, the CEO shall deny the permit and refer the applicant to the
Planning Board or the Board of Appeals.
pre-and final applications for completeness before submission to the
For approved permits, the CEO shall inspect buildings under construction,
alteration or repair to ensure compliance with all ordinance requirements
prescribed by Town of Lamoine when required and within 48 hours of
When conditions are attached to the granting of a permit by the Planning
Board, the CEO shall inspect the premises to make certain the conditions are
met and to file a complaint if they are not.
Investigate, without bias, all complaints of possible code violations,
including building, sanitation, and zoning violations and initiate
appropriate remedial action to ensure compliance.
Determine and collect appropriate fees for all permits requiring a fee and
promptly surrender fees collected to the Treasurer.
Inspect permitted projects and
issue a certificate of
compliance when appropriate.
Attend ALL meetings of the Planning Board. Attend ALL meetings of the
Appeals Board if the appeal being made was initiated as a result of a
decision of the CEO. Attend meetings of the Board of Selectmen when
requested or when necessary.
Assist the Planning Board in the interpretation and application of Town
Assist the general public in the interpretation of Town ordinances.
Prosecute zoning violators in court under rule 80(k), when certified.
Prepare and maintain records of permits and reports on any actions taken and
deliver these records to the Administrative Assistant, Assessor and
Act as the Town’s Building Inspector and Plumbing Inspector.
inspect licensed gravel pits, with particular attention paid to water depth
readings and reforestation. Water depths should be recorded in a file for
each gravel pit.
Investigate reports of dangerous buildings, make a formal report of said
building’s condition and forward the report to the Board of Selectmen.
Annually inspect licensed automobile graveyards and junkyards and make
recommendations for the permitting process. Investigate reported unlicensed
automobile graveyards and junkyards and report violations and/or
recommendations to the Selectmen.
Immediately supervise and assign, as necessary, tasks listed above to a
Deputy Code Enforcement Officer.