At the June 14, 2016 Council meeting, the Town Council appointed Pamela Swan to the Animal Shelter Advisory Board. Pamela has been a resident of Trophy Club for three years and has over 30 years of managed healthcare and occupational medicine experience. She also volunteers with the Alliance Golden Retriever Rescue and fosters dogs. We are excited to have Pamela join the Trophy Club volunteer team!
Also at the June 14th Council meeting, Council appointed members to the recently created Building Standards Commission. The Building Standards Commission hears and determines cases concerning alleged violations of Ordinances regulating buildings and structures. The Commission is tasked with determining whether buildings and structures within the Town meet minimum building, fire, floodplain, and related code requirements. The Commission also orders appropriate remedial actions, has the authority to impose civil penalties as allowed by law, and provides review of administrative decisions in addition to other functions authorized by the ordinance.
The Commission Consists of five (5) regular members appointed by the Town Council and up to eight (8) alternate members. Cases must be heard by at least four (4) members, either regular or alternate. To the extent possible members of the Commission should be qualified in one (1) or more of the fields of fire prevention, building construction, sanitation, plumbing, electricity, mechanical systems, engineering, architecture, or public health.
Meet your new Building Standards Commission:
Peter Blanchard, Chair, is a six-year Trophy Club Resident and avid cyclist. As an Eagle Scout, he is always involved in helping those around him and assisting his community. Peter is a top performing healthcare executive with stellar sales management and operational accomplishments with proven leadership, relationship, and strategic planning skills.
Sean Cannon moved to Trophy Club two and a half years ago and is a volunteer firefighter/EMT for our Trophy Club Fire Department. In addition to volunteering and being a paid firefighter/EMT, Sean is also a general contractor whose building experience will aid in the Commission’s core tasks.
Mark Hamil a homebuilder is a long-time Trophy Club resident – 25 years! Mark wants to give back to our community and put his problem-solving skills to the test.
John Murtaugh, a Texas State Master Electrical License holder, brings water related experience, such as design, manufacture, and installation to the Commission. John’s knowledge as a heavy construction and electrical contractor makes him a great fit!
Jack Ormond has lived in Trophy Club since January 2014. Jack’s enthusiasm for Trophy Club is evident – he also serves on the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Jack has a legal background and as a practicing attorney, he regularly interprets ordinances.
Jeff Sims rounds off the newly appointed Commission. A ten-year resident of Trophy Club, Jeff wants to apply his construction experience and knowledge to help Trophy Club meet the construction standards necessary to keep buildings within the standards and codes.
Our newly appointed expert experience will be a huge asset to the Town Council and the Building Standards Commission. We are excited to have Peter, Sean, Mark, John, Jack, and Jeff join the Trophy Club volunteer team!