Oak Bluffs building inspector James Dunn resigns


Oak Bluffs building inspector/zoning official James Dunn has resigned effective June 9. In a letter dated May 22 to town administrator Robert Whritenour, he said, “My decision to leave is based solely on personal reasons, the greatest of which is to catch up on my own life. The demands of my position and my uncompromising dedication to the town over the past four years have required me to leave the most desirable part of my life behind.”

Mr. Whritenour said that Mr. Dunn is taking the weekend to reevaluate the timing of his departure and may stay until the end of June.

“Jim Dunn worked very hard for the town, and he did a great job,” Mr. Whritenour said in an email to the Times. “He brought a great deal of construction knowledge and experience, and helped to make significant improvements to our code enforcement, both in the areas of building and zoning. He’ll be sorely missed.”