Selectmen choose new building inspector

Last week four candidates interviewed for the position of building inspector which has been vacant since Peter Johnson’s retirement in February. On Tuesday night selectmen made their choice.

While selectmen called all of the candidates “excellent,” they unanimously and without much debate chose David G. Gusmini, a Holliston resident who is currently the assistant building inspector in Natick.

The selectmen were drawn to Gusmini in particular for his zoning enforcement experience. “Enforcement will become increasingly important as Route 9 gets developed,” said selectwoman Bonnie Phaneuf.

Selectman Sal Giorlandino said he was impressed with Gusmini’s “confidence, modesty, practicality, willingness to listen, and knowledge of the subject matter.”

Of course, Gusmini still has to accept the job. Assuming he does, there will be a 6-month probation period as mandated by town bylaw.

Before posting the position for a full-time building inspector, selectmen briefly considered sharing an inspector with Ashland in large part because they a wanted full-time employee to focus on zoning enforcement.

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