Ivie, longtime chief building official, will retire | ParkRecord.com

Ivie, longtime chief building official, will retire

by Jay Hamburger, of The Record staff

Ron Ivie, the chief building official in Park City since 1980, has indicated he will retire, ending a 30-year run as a central figure at City Hall that extended from the lean years in the early 1980s to the boom years following the 2002 Winter Olympics.

The chairman of the Park City Planning Commission, Charlie Wintzer, mentioned the retirement in unexpected comments at a meeting of the panel Wednesday evening. Wintzer, who is in the construction industry, said Ivie raised the building standards while at City Hall. Wintzer broke down while talking about Ivie’s career.

Ivie was in attendance, and the audience gave him a round of applause. Ivie did not address the meeting at that moment.

City Hall had not yet announced the upcoming retirement by the time of Wintzer’s comments. Phyllis Robinson, who acts as the municipal government’s spokesperson but was not at the meeting, said in an interview afterward she was unsure of the date of Ivie’s retirement. An announcement is forthcoming, but Robinson was unsure when.

Robinson said City Hall will retain Ivie on a contract basis, but details such as the length of the contract and his duties were not immediately known.

Ivie has been working on a part-time basis.