The Kodiak Island Borough community development department is back to full staff with the hiring of the new code enforcement officer.

The code enforcement officer is responsible or investigating any report of a code violation that harms public health and safety. This includes illegal dumping and zoning violations.

The position was previously held by Jack Maker, who left it in October to take over as the assistant planner for the community development department.

On Monday, Neil Horn started his first day of work as the new code enforcement officer.

Community development director Robert “Bob” Pederson said code enforcement services were not affected during the hiring period since Maker continued the duties while learning his new position.

“There was no real gap in service because Jack continued to fulfill the code enforcement role,” Pederson said.

Horn was one of 16 people who applied for the position.

“We assessed his skills and abilities and felt he was the best candidate and the best fit,” Pederson said. The code enforcement officer can be reached at 486-9364.

Contact Mirror writer Nicole Klauss at nklauss@kodiakdailymirror.com.

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