Before the end of the year, the city of Mentor is expected to post a new job opening for code enforcement supervisor.
"The purpose of this position is to provide better accountability and streamlining of (our) code enforcement efforts within the city," said Mentor City Manager Ken Filipiak. "Once the position is filled, we'll provide direction to residents about how to address their code enforcement needs whether its nuisance related, zoning related (or) property maintenance. And we'll be able to keep better records."
Mentor City Council recently authorized Filipiak to create this position, which is expected to be advertised by year's end. The position's pay range is $51,233 to $70,746, plus benefits. Filipiak said this position will not add to the overall compensation (cost) paid out in that department, the Economic and Community Development Department.
The code enforcement supervisors will supervise enforcement officers, require better follow up on complaints and compliance, and better communication in reporting the status and outcome of investigations and enforcement actions to residents and council members.
"This change is part of the overall restructuring of code enforcement activities," wrote Filipiak in a memo to council members. "Code enforcement officers will report directly to the planning administrator in the Economic and Community Development Department under the general direction of the director (of that department)."
Code enforcement officers will be trained to respond to any property related complaint or code violation, including zoning, nuisance or maintenance.
"From the point of view of Council members," Filipiak wrote. "I envision the person filling the new position as your primary point of contact on such matters."