Elmira’s New Code Director
Written By: Joe Melillo
Elmira’s code inspector for almost 30 years is getting a promotion to take over a new division.
Elmira (WENY) - Elmira's code inspector for almost 30 years is getting a
promotion to take over a new division. Late last month, Elmira city council
decided to separate code enforcement from the fire department. The fire
department will still handle fire code, commercial inspections, fire
prevention and education. Rocco Picarazzi will run the new Code Department
that will handle building permits, code complaints, rental registration and
electrical inspections. Picarazzi says, splitting the departments lets the
fire department focus on public safety.
"We don't allow anybody to put trash out anytime they feel like it. We have
it all over the city so we have to stay on top of that and we're going to
work hard at keeping the city clean. The city looks good when its fixed up."
City council will vote to appoint Picarazzi on Monday