Town of Griswold Votes to Replace Long Time Building Official

On the agenda at the latest Board of Selectmen meeting in Griswold, was an item for the board to vote and appoint a Building Official, a position that has been held by Peter Zvingilas. A motion was made to appoint Mr. Zvingilas for a term of 4 years going forward. 2nd Selectman Steve Merchant did state that it was the opinion of the previous board to wait to act on this and to let the new board that has recently taken office to handle.

The motion failed unanimously. Zvingilas asked several times why, and was given the reason that it was up to the Board of Selectman by state statute to appoint or to not appoint.

At this time, the Board had to appoint a Building Official and a motion was made by First Selectman Todd Babbitt to appoint Jack Cipriano for a period to not exceed 180 days which was seconded by Steve Merchant. 3rd Selectman Ed Burke motioned to have added that “until a replacement is found” to the motion. Motion carried.

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