By Michael S. Hoey


The Delavan Common Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with the Village of Darien regarding building inspections and fees on Dec. 18. The city and village had an agreement in place until the city’s building inspector Fred Walling left for another job in 2017. The village and city then entered into a joint contract with Municipal Services to provide building inspection services.

The city hired T. Welsh as its full-time building inspector and Welsh started in mid-October, so the village and city had to agree to a new intergovernmental agreement, which makes the fees paid for services consistent between the municipalities.

There are some differences between this agreement and the previous one. The new agreement requires Welsh to have two hours of office hours a week in Darien while the old one did not require any office hours in the village.

The new agreement requires the village to maintain software for inspection permits and have consistent fees with the city. The retainer for inspection services was reduced from $250/month to $200/month. The village will continue to pay the city 60 percent of inspection revenue for the services.

For more details on the agreement and other items discussed at the meeting, pick up a copy of the Jan. 3 Delavan Enterprise.


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