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Date of Issue: May 03, 2007

AM official seeks Bradenton Beach position

Anna Maria building official Kevin Donohue has applied for the building official's position in Bradenton Beach following the resignation of Ed McAdams.

Donohue, who has been Anna Maria's building official since November 2003, is one of eight applicants who have applied for the Bradenton Beach job, which pays a maximum of $66,000 annually, plus benefits, according to the city's job description. McAdams, however, was making $83,200 annually when he resigned in the wake of a sexual harassment charge filed against him by Bradenton Beach code enforcement officer Gail Garneau.

Donohue is currently salaried at $63,600 with Anna Maria, not including benefits such as health insurance and retirement.

Prior to becoming the Anna Maria building official, Donohue was a building official in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for 20 years. He holds a current Florida building official's license. An official with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Licensing said Donohue has had no complaints filed against him since becoming the Anna Maria building official.

Donohue declined to give a reason why he applied for the position, but he would not be the first Anna Maria building official to find the climate warmer in Bradenton Beach. Several years ago, then-Anna Maria building official Bob Welch left for the same job in Bradenton Beach, but only lasted two years before resigning amidst a squabble with the city commission.

Anna Maria Mayor Fran Barford said she was aware that Donohue had submitted his application and planned to discuss the matter with him prior to May 8, when Bradenton Beach begins its interview process.

The Bradenton Beach building official's job description calls for someone to "perform enforcement of city building codes, construction codes, as well as Federal Emergency Management Agency, environmental and state accessibility and energy codes. Review construction plans, make physical inspections and supervise code enforcement," according to the city's Web site.

Qualifications include holding a bachelor's degree in business, public administration, architecture or other construction trades "or 10 years of actual experience as a building inspector, architect, engineer or building construction contractor; or an equivalent combination of education and experience determined directly related to the foregoing specific requirement.

"Candidates also must be licensed by Florida as a building codes administrator, hold a valid Florida driver's license, and file financial disclosure forms."

Donohue has no official complaints in his personnel file and was highly rated by former Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn.

Bradenton Beach officials are expected to have a short-list of candidates by May 8.

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