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City to hire Code Enforcement Officer

The Madison City Commission is moving forward with plans to hire a Code Enforcement Officer.  On Monday, commissioners discussed the position, which Mayor Marshall Dennert said was added into the city’s budget a couple of years ago. He said that they had been waiting to hire a City Engineer first, but that he would like to see this position added “sooner rather than later”.

Commissioner Jeremiah Corbin said he is in favor of hiring a Code Enforcement Officer.

Commissioner Adam Shaw also spoke in favor of the position.

City Attorney David Jencks told commissioners that the City of Madison is ready for some code enforcement.

City Administrator Jameson Berreth said the Code Enforcement Officer position would be a shared position with the city’s Building Official, which is currently a part of Engineering Technician Ryan Hegg’s position.  He said he will look into options for the position as far as whether a new employee should be hired or if the city should look at a contracted position.  

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