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ROBERT LACOSTA

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ROBERT LACOSTA

GENERAL OVERVIEW

In Code Enforcement  for nearly 4 decades. NJ Department of Community Affairs licensed in Building (HHS), Mechanical (ICS), Plan review and inspection of every type of Building and Use .Continuously attend code related seminars to stay current. Member of many committees representing Code Officials  in  NJ.

EXPERIENCE

1980 – Present
Building Inspector, Township of Scotch Plains
Plan Review and Daily Inspections of all Types of Building Systems


1985 – Present
Department Head, Building Department, Township of Scotch Plains
Construction Code Official.
Administration and Direct Supervision of Inspectors, Sub-Code Officials and Office Staff

1999 – Present
Department Head, Building/Engineering – land use boards,
township of scotch plains
Construction Code Official
Administration and Direct Supervision of Inspectors, Sub-Code Officials and Office Staff
Supervision of Engineering Staff and Support Personnel

1978 – 1980
department of public property, township of scotch plains
Maintenance and Repair of Public Buildings
Direct Supervision of HVAC, Plumbing and Electric Systems
Maintenance of Exterior of Public Buildings

UCC LICENCES AND CERTIFICATIONS


All Civil Service Certified

1993 - Mechanical
1990 - HHS
1981 - ICS
1980 - Building Inspector
1980 - Construction Official
1980 - Building Sub-Code
1980 - RCS
Zoning officer
Administrative Officer
public officer
fema/flood plain manager

EDUCATION

1966
High School, Union Catholic Highschool

MILITARY SERVICE

1968 - 1970
united states army, vietnam
ASSOCIATIONS
  • BOANJ Executive Committee Legislative Representative
  • NJBOA Member 1980-Present
  • UCBO President 1998 - Present
  • Member, Scotch Plains Italian-American Club
  • Member, American Legion
  • MUNCO 1998 – Present – Treasurer
  •  Vice Chairman Scotch Plains Memorial Day Concert and Parade Committee 2010-Present
  • Chairman Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Member Scotch Plains 9-11 Memorial Committee
  • Member St Bartholomew’s Feed the Veterans Committee
  • Participation and development of Land Use Courses NJPO
  • Served on State Planning Official Panel in Atlantic City, 1997 – Present
  • Member, Scotch Plains Technology Committee, 1997 to Present
  • Member, Scotch Plains Downtown Task Force/Redevelopment   1995-Present
  • Member, Master Plan Committee 1982, 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006,2012,2018
  • Commissioner Raritan Valley Sewerage Authority 2008-Present, Chairman 2017/2018
  • Commissioner Plainfield Area Sewage Authority 2015-Present
  • NJBOA representative to NJSLOM for League of Municipalities annual education sessions in Atlantic City

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Helped orchestrate and lobby Senate President Don DiFrancisco for the withdrawal of S-50; which capped the dollar amount a person would be able to retire with, regardless of what their years of service agreements with their governing bodies specified.
  • Lobbied for Bill A-3177 that allows for Building Inspectors with an ICS license to automatically qualify you to become a home inspector.
  • NJBOA/NJDCA Inspector of the Year 2008
  • Currently Member of the Legislative Committee of NJSLOM
  • Received UNICO Americanism Award 2016
  • NJBOA “Vincent Ozzie Plellicchia” Person of the Year Award 2018
  • Scotch Plains Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal 2012
  • NJBOA Presidents Service Awards 2004,2006,2013,2014,2015,2017
  • NJBOA Presidents Award 2014-2015
  • ICC President’s Award (NJ) 2015
  • NYSBOC 2015 Presidents Citation