East Bethel looking for new building official to fill vacancy

East Bethel is in the process of looking for a new building official.

Building Official Larry Martin resigned effective June 7.

The East Bethel City Council approved contracting with Linwood Township Building Official Kevin Tramm to serve as its interim building official when he had time to fit East Bethel into his schedule.

East Bethel’s building inspector Emmanuel Sackey recently went on medical leave, so City Administrator Jack Davis said he called the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry to ask who would be available to take care of the building inspector duties on a short-term basis until Sackey returns.

As far as the building official position goes, Davis told the council that the city published the job opening notice internally, with the League of Minnesota Cities and with the Anoka County Union and Star Tribune newspapers. The deadline to apply for this opening is Friday, June 29.

Davis said it will take some time to review applications and to set up and conduct interviews with the finalists, but his plan is for the council to appoint a new full-time building official at its July 18 meeting.

Eric Hagen is at [email protected]