LA VERGNE - For the last decade, Randolph Salyers said he has observed La Vergne and noted areas in codes enforcement that needed improvement.
“I want to look closely at the building permitting process to ensure that economic development can prosper,” said Salyers, who began serving Tuesday as the new codes director. “Economic development is the meat of commerce, so we need to make the process simple for builders and contractors to come to La Vergne to do business.”
Salyers has received 14 certifications from the International Codes Council, including building inspector, certified housing code official, certified plumbing code official, fire inspector, mechanical inspector and residential combination inspector.
Along with his formal training, Salyers brings 16 years of experience from the town of Smyrna.
Most recently, he has served as building and fire inspector and codes enforcement officer. Salyers wide range of duties included employee supervision, fire safety, inspection of buildings including wiring, plumbing, electrical circuits, sewers, and more.
He has also been responsible for municipal codes that include evaluating premises for cleanliness with a special eye toward proper garbage disposal and lack of vermin infestation. Additionally, he has examined elevators, escalators, and amusement rides to ensure safety and proper functioning.
“We are very fortunate to have Mr. Salyers as part of La Vergne’s management team,” Mayor Senna Mosley said. “His professional skills and experience will see to both the safety of our existing structures and ensure that future construction is built properly. In addition, his specialty areas are fundamental as we keep moving La Vergne forward in a direction that allows for positive growth and development, for safety of residents at fun events, and for having a can-do ethic that will attract retail businesses to this great city.”