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New staff appointments at Bowen Island Municipality
At the end of July, the Bowen Island Municipality announced a number of staff appointments.
A new addition the team is Mark Chutka, who has taken on the role of auxiliary bylaw officer.
Chutka’s background includes 20 years in outside sales travelling all around the province. Requiring a break from the hectic life on the road, Chutka retrained as a bylaw officer through the Justice Institute of BC. and is now a committed commuter to our island.
“I’ll be looking after a broad range of issues like noise complaints, property uses, dog matters and parking,” explains Chutka
Chutka is working closely with interim senior bylaw services officer Bonny Brokenshire.
Brokenshire’s time has recently been allocated to support Bowen Island’s 2013 strategic business plan, in particular the Mannion Bay cleanup that has been identified by council as a high priority. Brokenshire, who began with the municipality as a bylaw services officer in 2011, has gained considerable experience on the issue of derelict and abandoned vessels and will be working closely with the Friends of Mannion Bay, a local neighbourhood advocacy group, to find solutions.
“[Brokenshire] has proven to be an effective bylaw officer for Bowen, conducting her work with a positive demeanor and an infectious smile,” a press release from Bowen Island Municipality said.
Bob Robinson, who has been with Bowen Island Municipality’s Public Works Department since 2003 as superintendent of utilities (water systems), is now taking on the role of the public works superintendent. As a member of the management team, Robinson takes on responsibility for all operational aspects of the Public Works Department (including water systems, roads and parks).
“[Robinson] has proven to be an invaluable member of our [Bowen Island Municipality] family. Along with his breadth of experience, he brings an unparalleled level of common sense and humour to the workplace. In addition to being a long time islander, he is also a captain in Bowen’s Volunteer Fire Department,” the municipality’s press release said.
Bowen Island Municipality also states that “the appointments are part of senior staff’s ongoing efforts to realign and realize efficiencies utilizing talented existing resources.”