Courtesy of WRCR.
The Rockland County Legislature voted unanimously last night to establish an Office of Building and Codes to take over inspections in Spring Valley, but apparently the department didn’t get the funding the county executive proposed for it. The Journal News says three legislators — Aney Paul, Alden Wolfe and Toney Earl — left the meeting before a vote on the budget could take place. We’ve reached out to the legislature and legislature chairman Jay Hood but have not yet heard back. The Journal News says Hood plans to hold special meetings and get the vote done in time for the February 14th deadline for the takeover. The state-authorized move comes in the wake of last year’s fatal fire at the Evergreen Adult Home in Spring Valley in which one resident was killed and Spring Valley firefighter Jared Lloyd also died. Two former Spring Valley building department employees and four others have been charged in connection with the blaze.