Press release courtesy of the city.
With a continued focus on driving efficiencies into City operations and improving the customer experience, Mayor Ben Blake has announced that, along with his current responsibilities as Director of Permitting and Land Use, Joseph Griffith has been appointed the new role as Milford’s Building Official.
As a licensed architect and building inspector who was the Director of Code Compliance at UCONN before coming to Milford three months ago, Mr. Griffith brings a wealth of background and experience to Milford. He is assigned the difficult task of streamlining the department to better serve applicants while ensuring the appropriate standards of review.
The designation as Building Official means Mr. Griffith is now charged with hands-on oversight within the Building Department, including the scheduling of inspections, the issuance of building permits, and the approval of Certificates of Occupancy.
This realignment of responsibilities within the department is targeted to decrease wait times for building inspections and plan reviews while bolstering communications to the applicant.
Griffith stated, “I enjoy working with our team of building inspectors and look forward to introducing new efficiencies and at the same time, improving customer service and consistency.”
“This move eliminates fractured lines of responsibility and ensures that Joe has the authority and tools he needs to make Milford’s Building Department world class,” said Blake. “My aim is to make it easy to do business in Milford and I see this as a major step toward that goal.”