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Taylor new building inspector

By Michael Butler

The City of Tallassee has filled its building inspector position. Trey Taylor will start work at City Hall on Monday, July 25.

"Mayor Sarah Hill told me she wanted me to go to work for them," said Taylor. "I've come to do my part for the citizens of Tallassee. I've got some ideas. It's one of those jobs with a lot on our plate."

Eric Jones is already working in code enforcement with the city and will continue.

"In talking with Eric some, he's been enforcing ordinances," said Taylor. "Maybe I can help. I'm so glad to be able to go to work for this town."

Taylor, a former commissioner in Elmore County, also had a full-time job with the county earlier in his career.

"I was a road tech, did paving, building of roads and subdivisions. I did 12 years there. I was also the floodplain manager. I was a trailer inspector. When I did that, in a year and a half I increased revenue in Elmore County by $250,000 by making sure people had tags on their trailers."

Taylor thinks the time for Tallassee to move forward is now - and hopes he can help.

"We've been in a lull," he added. "Our town doesn't look good right now. It really doesn't. One of the things you can do is start cleaning up - start doing things to give us a facelift. It's a mindset."