Adam Peltz could face disciplinary charges and potential dismissal from his job as Ramapo fire inspector
From the Journal News
“Embattled Fire Inspector Adam Peltz has been placed on desk duty and prohibited from inspecting buildings for compliance with safety codes until an investigation into his work is completed, town officials said Wednesday.
Peltz’s benching came after state officials accused him of failing to cite numerous violations at four private schools. The Building Department and Town attorney’s office are reviewing Peltz’s work and re-inspecting the buildings cited by the state, which inspected the schools Peltz signed off on.
“He’s not doing inspections until the investigation concludes,” Ramapo Town Attorney Michael Klein said Wednesday. “He’s been assigned to desk duty by (Building Inspector) Tony Mallia.”
“The criticism of Peltz came as the state Division of Building Standards and Codes has threatened to take control of Ramapo inspections because of numerous illegal private schools and other buildings.
Rockland Illegal Housing Task Force leader John Kryger called for a criminal investigation. The task force has been critical of inspection results in Ramapo and Spring Valley and the large numbers of violations and illegal houses and yeshivas.
County Executive Ed Day called for the state to authorize the county to take over the inspections from Ramapo.
State Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, D-New City, has been pressing state officials to take action to force better inspections of schools and buildings in Ramapo and Spring Valley. He called the newest revelations serious and has urged the Department of Education and the codes unit to take stronger enforcement.
Zebrowski and Sen. David Carlucci, D-New City, said if the charges against Peltz are true, he should be fired.”
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