Council Hires Deputy Code Enforcement Officer

After interviewing for the position previously held by Carl Pluchino who resigned last month, the governing body appointed Elaine Broyles as the Deputy Code Enforcement Officer. Additionally, her job titles will also include talking on the duties of the Apartment House Inspector as well as becoming the Technical Assistant to the Construction Official.

First Ward Councilman Eugene Meola and Second Ward Councilman Joseph Petrosky were involved in the interview process.

“We had many, many hours of interviews. My colleague and I, we spent many a night here. We went through it with a fine tooth comb,” said Councilman Meola, “You’re going to see the benefits for this in a very short period of time.”

Borough Clerk Doreen Cali added that Ms. Broyles was also certified as a zoning officer, a building inspector, a multiple housing inspector and that she was currently employed as a Code Enforcement/Multiple Housing Inspector.

“This person that we are hiring, with all the credentials that she has, you the homeowners, you my Parkers, you the business people, will now have somebody in here that can do a lot more inspections five days a week during business hours where it basically was only on Mondays and Wednesdays,” stated Mayor Carl Hokanson, proposing that Ms. Broyles will be conducting Construction Official Inspections that are listed as being performed from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays. The mayor added, “I applaud the committee that interviewed and I applaud everybody for doing this. Now we are going to be able to do more or, as I say, the homeowners will hopefully get more bang for the buck.”

Elaine Broyles’ previous positions include Housing Inspector for Perth Amboy, Code Enforcement Official/Zoning Official/Housing Inspector for Bernardsville, Zoning Code Enforcement Officer for the Borough of Highlands, and Zoning Official for the Borough of Milltown. Her annual salary will be $36,778.30 with a six-month probationary period.