Buildings and Public Works
The Building Department and the Department of Public Works are listed together due to their close working relationship and the commonality of services to the community. Public Works Director Joe Amico and Building Inspector Jame Ruvio manage both of these departments. They oversee town drainage issues, works with the town's contracted engineering firm, Costich Engineering, accepts all Planning Board applications and serves as that board's liaison.
Together these departments are responsible for the Town of Gates planning, zoning and economic development activities as well as ensuring compliance with town ordinances and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention Code and the New York State Building Code.
The Building Department works closely with developers, contractors and property owners in the Town of Gates to ensure that all building construction (new and existing) meets with building and safety regulations. The staff will assist an applicant who wishes to bring a project before the Town Board, Planning Board or Zoning Board of Appeals. The staff will advise an applicant of other county or state approval requirements and assist in the submission of required inspections and permits.
The Building Department coordinates the Home Improvement Loan Application grants and works with the Gates Town Board to ensure all conditional use permits are filed, maintained and annually renewed. There is a part time Building Inspector who is responsible for review of all building plans and performs all legally required inspections. The assistant to the Director is responsible for preparing all Planning and Zoning Board agendas as well as acts as purchasing agent for all Buildings and Grounds.
Many projects require a Building Permit, below are a few examples:
Public Works 2006
Last Updated (Monday, 10 December 2012 13:23)