Frankfort Board of Works Hires New Building Inspector to Fill Vacancy

The Board of Works officially hired Ryan Haynes as its new Building Inspector on Monday night.

“I’m excited to have Ryan as our senior building inspector,” said Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets. “We’ve gone through the hiring process, interviewing different individuals and I feel like we have picked a really good person for that (position). He has a good background, a lot of knowledge in building inspection and he’s an architect.”

Haynes fill an opening an opening the city has had since late last year. With his hiring, Don Stock can now focus entirely on his position as Director of Planning and Housing Initiatives.

The BOW also heard a report from former Building Inspector Sam Payne on his plan to revitalize the area in and around the horseshoe courts including the Curt Day Horseshow Court Building.

“They keep that well maintained anyway,” said Sheets. “The Horseshoe Association locally does a lot of work out there. They said they want to move forward and renovating that building that was exciting for us. It’s something that needed to be done. He came up with funding to do that and volunteers to do the work.”

The Horseshoe Court Building is in particular need of work because it is at least 75 years old.

One other thing that came up was the city had received complaints about semis trying to go down Sims Street. Sheets said it was a concern and that a sign will be going up.

“It’s a narrow street there and there’s no way that semis can get turned around,” said Sheets. “Once they turn there onto to Morrison, they go on down and they realize there’s nowhere to go. There is no intersection big enough to handle a semi. Hopefully the sign will keep them from wanting to turn down there. I’m not going to say it’s going to catch every one of them. But, I think it’s something that needed to be done.”

Sheets added the police department will be able to probably enforce semis being in that area when they get the proper signs with the proper wordage on them.