Andy Rizzo has been hired as the Town’s new Building Inspector, starting January 2, 2020. Mr. Rizzo will work part time, and plans to do inspections from 8 – 9 am, be in the office from 9 – 11 am and inspections again from 11 – 12 every day.
Rizzo’s hiring comes after Building Inspector, Inland Wetlands Officer and Zoning Enforcement Officer Terry Gilbertson passed away unexpectedly on October 28. Gilbertson had worked for the Town since 1998.
Since Gilbertson’s passing, Land Use Analyst Kris Sullivan has taken on the roles of Inland Wetlands Officer and Zoning Enforcement officer.
Gilbertson worked as the acting Building Inspector for the City of New Haven in 1990 and he hired Rizzo as an assistant building inspector. Rizzo then left the City of New Haven in 1993 to become the Building Official of North Branford. He went on to become the Building Official of Windsor before returning to the City of New Haven as the Building Official from 1999 to 2013.
“I’m going into my thirtieth year as a building inspector and I’ve seen it all,” says Rizzo. Rizzo describes himself as a “customer service type” and is happy to help residents with questions.