Building official’s contract expires midyear |

Building official’s contract expires midyear

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

Longtime Chief Building Official Ron Ivie has since mid-2009 been a contract employee at City Hall instead of a full-time staff member.

Ivie shifted from full-time status to contract status in July, the start of City Hall’s fiscal year. His contract expires in July 2010. He said the contract is renewable, but he has not decided whether he wants to renew the deal. It is not clear when Ivie will make a decision about a renewal.

Under the contract, Ivie, who is 67 years old, works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. He also remains on call.

City Hall hired Ivie in 1980 as the chief building official. He became the city’s fire marshal in 1983.

In his 30 years with the municipal government, Ivie has become known statewide and nationally within the industry for his work on numerous building-code issues.

He has been the chief building official during an era of rapid growth in Park City, with giant tracts of previously undeveloped land in places like Deer Valley and Park Meadows being built upon during his tenure.