Brief: Two departures thin out Revelstoke development services department

The city is looking to hire a contract building inspection company to fill the void in building inspection services for the city

File photo: A construction site in Revelstoke.

Two members of the City of Revelstoke’s Development Services department have left the organization as the community heads into the busy building season.

The city’s Building Services Manager and an assistant planner have recently departed the organization.

City of Revelstoke spokesperson Dawn Low said Building Services Manager Dan Gellein has left to take another position in the Okanagan. Gellein started in Revelstoke in October of last year. His position included oversight of the building inspection side of the department.

In addition, the Building Inspector position at the city was already vacant. That leaves two key inspection-related positions vacant as construction projects ramp up in Revelstoke.

Low said that the Director of Development Services, Marianne Wade, will be interviewing for a part-time building inspector next week and is also looking to find a contract building inspection company to assist with building inspections.

Low said the city is advertising for a new Building Services Manager and Building Inspector.

The second recent departure was an assistant planner, who Low said had recently resigned from the department.

In the city’s engineering department, a new engineering technician is scheduled to start next week. The position has been vacant since last year.