Friday, November 8, 2013

Speaking in Code

Photo by Evan Brandt
Keith Place will head up Licensing and Inspections
Lower Pottsgrove's loss is Pottstown's gain.

The borough has announced what some already knew, that Keith Place, formerly head of code enforcement in Lower Pottsgrove Township, has been hired as the director of the borough's newly organized Licensing and Inspections department.

Within this role, Place will lead the department operations, including building code application, enforcement, zoning, planning, and management, according to a release issued by the borough.

Place has stated his goals for the department are to “provide leadership and vision to enhance the quality of life for all citizens of the Borough with the support and determination of the licensing and inspections staff and borough management,” according to the release.

“I see the opportunity for enhancement in the department’s operational efficiency to help provide livability and economic opportunities within the Borough. I look forward to working with Council, management, licensing and inspections staff and the community as a whole," Place said in the release.

"Through the department, I would like to provide a true sense of community awareness and service through the professional staff while administrating ordinances adopted by the Borough for the safety and well-being of the community,” he said.

Place comes to the borough with 21 years of experience as Director of Codes Administration and as Building Inspector at Lower Pottsgrove Township

In addition to serving in this capacity, Place is a UCC Certified Building Code Official and held the position of Zoning Officer, overseeing many development projects within the township.

Place’s position comes at a point of growth for the Borough of Pottstown. According to Borough Manager Mark Flanders, “Keith’s years of municipal experience, management skills, and knowledge of codes and the building industry, make him an ideal leader to oversee the Department of Licensing and Inspections and move economic development forward.”

For more information regarding the Borough’s Department of Licensing and Inspections, visit the borough's website at

1 comment:

  1. Goals, Vision and a desire to enhance the quality of life for Pottstown citizens. Welcome Keith, we have been waiting for you!!