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New code enforcement officer looking forward to new career

Danville’s new code enforcement officer started her first day on the job Wednesday, filling the position left open when Tom Broach retired in March after more than 38 years on the job.

Nina Wesley of Stanford transferred from the local 911 dispatch center to the code enforcement office. Even though Wesley had worked at the Boyle 911 center only since December, she’s been serving the public her entire career, said Code Enforcement Director Bridgette Lester.

Originally from Connecticut, Wesley spent almost 20 years as deputy chief of services, a paramedic and dispatcher there. She was also a paramedic and dispatcher for Garrard and Lincoln counties for nearly 15 years before retiring in 2017. She went back to work in Danville as a dispatcher this past December.

                  Wesley

Wesley said she was looking forward to going out into the community and educating people on “what’s the rules, what can be and what can’t be done and why.”

Lester said, “A lot of our job is just helping people understand what the rules are. Most of the people want to comply.”

Wesley will be working with Code Enforcement Officer Ian Young, enforcing property maintenance codes, and handling overgrown grass and weed complaints and nuisances.

“They will be the eyes and ears out in the field, looking for violations. But also helping to educate the public,” Lester said.

Everyone working in the Code Enforcement office, including Tiffany Luttrell as administrative assistant, and Nick Bowden who is responsible for parking enforcement, Young and Lester “work together as a team. We have so many different areas that we work on, even though certain ones are responsible for certain things. We work together as a team,” Lester said.

Wesley said she’s excited to be starting as a code enforcement officer. “I’m ready to go serve the people.”

Wesley said, “Resolution of problems, education, record keeping, dotting i’s and crossing t’s — it’s been my thing for a long time.”