Board of Selectmen appoints Director of Inspectional Services

Jun 11, 2019

The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to approve David Morris as the provisional Director of Inspectional Services.

Morris is currently working as an assistant building inspector in Sandwich and is studying for his building commissioner certification. He must complete the certification test within a year of being hired, said Town Administrator Derek Sullivan.

“The building commissioner licenses is just one of the aspects of his job,” said Sullivan. “The test is given out in only certain periods and is broken up in three separate parts, so it has to be completed from 12 to 18 months.”

Selectmen clarified that even though Morris is yet to complete the testing, he can still be appointed as the Director of Inspectional Services.

“We had a similar situation six or seven years ago, he is eligible for this position,” said Selectman Peter Teitelbaum.

Morris’ background in the construction industry goes back to 1987, when he joined the carpenter's union. He moved into the municipal side of the business in 2013.

As a part of the hiring process, Morris went out and completed some inspections with the outgoing commissioner, David Riquinha.

Morris is a state-certified local inspector. He has a bachelor’s degree in human resources. He was one of the five candidates interviewed for the position.