Albion appoints Kevin Sheehan as code enforcement office

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 19 November 2020 at 8:50 am

Sheehan resigns as village trustee to take part-time position

Kevin Sheehan

ALBION – A village trustee has resigned from the Village Board to take a job as the village’s code enforcement officer.

Kevin Sheehan was elected to a four-year term as trustee on Sept. 15. He previously served eight years on the board through 2014.

He and trustee Gary Katsanis were filling in at code enforcement in October following the resignation of Tracy Vanskiver. Katsanis was handling complaints about property maintenance with Sheehan doing inspections and building permits.

Sheehan was a union plumber for 27 years before working six years with the federal VA in Batavia. He was the maintenance mechanic work lead.

After retiring from the VA, he worked the past 1 ½ years as a safety compliance consultant for Safety York Solutions.

Sheehan applied for the code position with the village and was offered the job. He resigned as trustee on Nov. 1 and last week was appointed by the Village Board to the part-time code enforcement position.

Sheehan said he wants to be a resource to village residents, with property maintenance and construction projects. He said he plans to take classes to be a fully certified code enforcement officer.

His position on the Village Board will likely remain vacant until the village elections in March. The elections are usually the third Tuesday in March but this year was pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.