In an effort to improve the amount of time it takes to get a building in Grande Prairie inspected, the Community Growth Committee has recommended creating four new positions in its inspection department.
Mayor Bill Given explains they’re currently having difficulties keeping up.
“The Quality Management Plan says that we will do inspections between two days or five days from the time that it’s requested. We’re finding that more often than not, we’re starting to bump up on that five days.”
There would be two new positions, including another building safety code officer, and two temps being converted to permanent.
The estimated increase in salaries would be between $175,000 and $200,000.
It’s hoped the additional revenue from inspection would help cover that cost.
Once created, filling the positions is the next hurdle, as they have to be properly certified in Alberta, making the pool of qualified applicants limited.