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City’s long-time building inspector resigns; post to be outsourced

The city’s building inspector Ron Nybo has resigned from his position, the city’s spokesman JC Davis confirmed recently.

City Manager David Fraser said at this point in time the city will be “outsourcing those duties” and does not plan to hire a permanent replacement.

Not only will that save about $50,000 annually, Fraser said it is intended to make the city more responsive to the community’s needs.

“I think our responsiveness will be equal or greater (than it was before),” he said. “Our No. 1 goal is not just to save money but it’s customer service and being helpful.

“Being helpful is the mission of that department. Improving the quality of life in Boulder City is our primary objective and this takes a step forward in that,” Fraser said.

In 2015, Nybo was paid a regular salary of $84,816, and received $140,357 in pay and benefits for the year, according to Transparent Nevada.

He has been with the city for nearly 12 years

Pest infestation temporarily closes 99 Cents Only store

The 99 Cents Only store on Buchanan Boulevard was closed temporarily by the Southern Nevada Health District on April 12 after inspectors found a “pest infestation,” with evidence of rats in the store as well as in the back storage room.

According to the health district’s inspection report extreme amounts of rat urine and feces were found on shelves, under produce stands and on the floor. There was also evidence that the rodents had been eating food stocked on the shelves and in the store’s ceiling.

The store opened April 14 after employees and those from nearby stores cleaned the facility. In addition to removing any contaminated materials, the store removed and replaced all the insulation in the warehouse as it appeared rats were nesting in the insulation.

General Manager Jon English said the store passed an inspection the morning of April 14 with flying colors. English could not confirm where the rodent problem came from.

The store also was charged a $716 closure fee.

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