OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Village of Ossining has announced a restructuring of its Planning and Building Department that is designed to create a customer-centric department which is more responsive to the needs of residents and business owners.
The Village announced that Alberto Ciraco, Director of Code Enforcement, has resigned to assume another position.
“His departure provides the Village with an exciting opportunity to re-engineer our Planning and Building Department to become customer focused and more effective in enforcing building codes. In addition to filling this key position, we are also actively interviewing candidates to fill three other positions in the department,” said Mayor Victoria Gearity.
Gearity noted that creating a customer-centric department was one of the top priorities of the Board of Trustees when earlier this year it appointed Lynn Brooks-Avni as Director of Planning and Economic Development to lead a newly combined Department of Planning and Building.
“We are excited to be bringing in fresh new talent to a department that plays such a crucial role in fostering a vibrant economy and safe housing for our community,” said Gearity noting that the major changes announced are unanimously supported by the board.
Gearity also announced that Paul Fraioli, who has served as Village Engineer for the past 15 years, will assume the role of Interim Village Manager. He replaces Abraham Zambrano who has resigned as Village Manager effective May 31.
“With his extensive experience as Village Engineer, Paul is intimately familiar with village operations and has the knowledge and expertise to effectively implement the Board's goals of a customer-centric Planning & Building Department,” Gearity said.