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Brockton announces hiring of new building and planning manager/chief building official

BROCKTON – The Municipality of Brockton has announced the hiring of their new building and planning manager/chief building officer.

The municipality announced on Oct. 28 that Dieter Weltz has accepted the position, effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Weltz will be replacing current chief building official Ray Holliday. Holliday announced earlier this year that he will be retiring on Dec. 31, 2020.

Weltz has spent the past four years as the chief building official in neighbouring South Bruce, and has more than 14 years experience in the building industry. In addition to being a certified Building Code Offocial through the Ontario Building Officials Association, he has his Red Seal carpenter designation.

As building and planning manager/chief building official, Weltz will be promoting public safety, ensuring compliance with and enforcement of the Ontario Building Code, Property Standards, zoning bylaws while respecting the safety of buildings with reference to public health, fire protection and structural integrity and leading bylaw enforcement activities in the community.

“I am very pleased, on behalf of Brockton Council and staff to welcome Dieter as the incoming building and planning manager/chief building official,” said Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody in a press release.

“The community is experiencing a significant period of growth and Dieter will be an essential part of supporting that growth and leading the Building Department to support this sector.”

Weltz was quoted in the release as saying he is looking forward to working with everyone in Brockton.

“I look forward to working with staff and with residents, contractors and developers in Brockton,” he said.

“My qualifications through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing coupled with my local knowledge and work experience related to building and planning matters will be an asset to support the community of Brockton.”