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Morristown has a new code enforcement officer


MORRISTOWN – Valerie Harman has been hired as the new code enforcement officer for both the Town and Village of Morristown, filling the vacancy left by Lanetta Kay Davis.

Mrs. Davis resigned last fall citing health reasons. Timothy C. Tuttle, Oswegatchie code enforcement officer, filled in for Mrs. Davis from Nov. 5 until Mrs. Harman took over on Jan. 14.

Mrs. Harman is a veteran code enforcement officer.

After serving as a code enforcement officer for 10 years in Florida’s Putnam County, Mrs. Harman moved to Rossie last spring with her husband to be closer to his family.

But she wasn’t content doing anything besides code enforcement.

“I wanted to get back in code enforcement,” Mrs. Harman said. “When this job became available I applied.”

Mrs. Harman said she also worked with Mrs. Davis who helped her get certified in code enforcement in New York because her Florida license wasn’t enough.

Now that she is back in code enforcement, Mrs. Harman said, “I’m just excited.”

“I’ve told everyone,” she said, “if they have any questions come and see me. Give me a call.”

Mrs. Harman is starting out at 30 hours a week and will be making roughly $27,000 a year.

“I don’t do this for the money,” Mrs. Harman said. “I do this because this is what I know. I want to feel like I am contributing to the community.”

Mrs. Harman will have office hours at the Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays.

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