Alexa Burchianti is Chester's new building inspector

Chester. She will replace the current building inspector, Jim Farr, effective Jan. 1.

| 27 Dec 2019 | 04:23

Alexa Burchianti will be the Town of Chester's new building inspector.

She was appointed during a special town board meeting held the afternoon of Dec. 26. She will be paid $38 an hour and will work a 35-hour week. She was formerly the town's planning board secretary.

Effective Jan. 1, Alexa Burchianti is Chester's new building inspector will replace building inspector Jim Farr, who has held the job as a consultant, through Farr Engineering of Port Jervis, for the past few years. Farr, along with other town and county officials, is a defendant in a $100 million federal discrimination lawsuit brought by the Greens of Chester developer. The New York State Attorney General recently intervened in the case.

In other business:

In other business during the special meeting:

● The town board transferred $125,000 from the highway part-town fund to town part-town fund. No reason was given for the transfer. The part-town fund accounts for revenues and expenditures outside of the Village of Chester.

● The board met in executive session. Supervisor Bob Valentine invited newly elected board members Tom Becker and Bob Courtenay, who will be sworn in on Jan. 1, to join the current board in executive session to discuss litigation. Councilwoman Cindy Smith was absent. When the board came out of executive session, they closed the meeting without inviting public comment.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with corrections to the original story.