In an effort to streamline services, the City of Windsor has announced restructuring at the planning and building department.

Mayor Eddie Francis and CAO Helga Reidel announced Thursday afternoon that city planner, Thom Hunt, will now have the added responsibility of executive director of building and planning services.

“We’ve been reviewing organizational opportunities that could enhance the customer’s experience while also improving our overall efficiency for more than a year now”, said Francis.  “This merger is a great first step”.

The change was identified as one of 80 business improvements during a public consultation.

The city also announced Bill Jean will become the new chief building official in October.