Former Ramapo Fire Inspector Adam Peltz is demoted, sanctioned and yet kept on at $85,865 as the board creates a new position for him.
The town board hired new fire safety and building inspectors Thursday just as state officials were given authorization to inspect dozens of private schools.
Town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence and the Town Board voted Thursday to appoint Michael Lepori as fire inspector at a cost of $64,073, and Ian Smith as deputy building inspector at a cost of $74,173.
The appointments came after nearly three hours of executive session, with the entire board voting in favor, except Councilman Yitzchok Ullman who left the before the votes were taken.
The new positions will help the town “work on any of the backlog” for inspecting homes and schools, St. Lawrence said.
Neither St. Lawerence nor the board members elaborated on the appointments.
The actions came just hours after State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia authorized Rockland officials to inspect dozens of private schools for code violations.
St. Lawerence said he was “not privy” to any moves authorization by state officials to send fire inspectors into private schools.
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