Cedar Lake building official resigns; applicants sought

2013-08-25T18:04:00Z 2013-08-25T20:53:05Z Cedar Lake building official resigns; applicants soughtMary Wilds Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
August 25, 2013 6:04 pm  • 

CEDAR LAKE | Jack Slager leaves his job as Cedar Lake building commissioner at the end of the week.

Slager has accepted a job opportunity in the private sector, Town Manager Ian Nicolini said.

The town has been accepting applications for the building commissioner slot and hoped to begin interviewing for Slager’s replacement this week.

Slager had been Cedar Lake’s building commissioner since June.

“Jack brought a tremendous amount of professionalism to the department,” Nicolini said. “He’s made some changes and improvements to the department that are going to put us in a better position for continued growth.”

At the time of Slager’s resignation, Cedar Lake had 21 properties on its unsafe buildings list. During the August Unsafe Building Commission meeting which Slager attended, eight property owners were on hand to begin a process meant to bring their properties up to code.

The Unsafe Building Commission also approved 13 demolition orders for the remaining buildings on the list.

Property owners have 10 days from the date of the order to contact the town. Demolition of the identified buildings will take place within a two-year period following the specified 10 days.

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