Building & Zoning
BRUNO REHBEIN, BUILDING INSPECTOR AND PLANNING & ZONING
- Floodplain manager
- Zoning enforcement
- Nuisance abatement
- Contractor licensing
- Subdivision regulations
- Enforce building related codes, including but not limited to International Building, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing and Residential codes, and the National Electric Code.
- Perform on-site inspection of footings, foundations, framing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical systems and construction for all necessary code fulfillments.
- Maintain records of building and inspection activity and complete related reports.
- Research problems and complaints regarding commercial and residential buildings, building construction and code compliance.
- Respond to complex and sensitive building issues.
- Assist in resolving complex and sensitive customer service issues, either personally, by telephone or in writing.
- Maintain records and documents of customer service issues and resolutions.
- Assist in administering the permitting function, including application processing, fee assessment and collection, and permit and certificates issuance.
- Explain, interpret and provide guidance regarding all applicable codes within areas of responsibility to architects, engineers, contractors, developers and other interested parties.
- Floodplain management.
- Nuisance abatement.
- Zoning enforcement.
- Assist the Building Code Board of Building Trades/Appeals, Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals as needed, providing required/requested information.
- Review proposed developments for code compliance.
- International Code Council Certifications held:
- Building Inspector
- Building Plans Examiner
- Residential Combination Inspector
- Electrical Inspector
- Building Official
- Association of State Floodplain Managers: Certified Floodplain Manager
- Kansas Division of Emergency Management: Certified Kansas Disaster Assessment Inspector.
- 40 plus years in the construction industry including residential, commercial, industrial and military projects in several States.
- Certified inspector for 23 years.
- City inspector for 21 years. Started September 23, 2000.
The most enjoyable part of my job is when I feel I educated someone on the significance of a regulation and they understand and accept it with gratitude. There is a lot of satisfaction for me when I am able to help someone understand the significance of a regulation and they are thankful for the information. Particularly among those who want to make informed decisions on developments, whether it be a small storage shed or a major development.
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