The Village of Colonie Building Department/Code Enforcement is responsible for enforcing the Village of Colonie Code and the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code. Randy Rivera is the head of this department, that performs the issuance of all building permits and the inspections of all new and existing construction in the Village of Colonie. Additionally, the Code Enforcement personnel work closely with the Village of Colonie Planning, Zoning and Sign Commissions.
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Randy Rivera has been a building and fire inspector for the Village of Colonie since June 1, 1995. Randy is also the Storm Water Management Officer for the Village of Colonie. He is Code Certified by the NYS Department of State. He is a member of the NYS Building Officials Capital District Chapter. Randy is a longtime resident of the Village of Colonie. Randy has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1976, and a volunteer with the Village of Colonie Fire Company since 1988.
Mike Cerone is head of the Building Department, and has been a building and fire inspector with the Village of Colonie since September 2017. Mike is certified by the State of New York as a Building Safety Inspector and Code Enforcement Official. Mike has Associate Degree’s in Fire Protection Technology and Criminal Justice. He also has a Professional Certificate in Emergency Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a member of the following organizations: International Code Council, NYS Building Officials Capital District Chapter, NYS Fire Investigators Chapter #23, International Association of Arson Investigators, National Association of Fire Investigators, Capital District Fire Investigators Association and the NYS Association of Fire Chiefs. Mike is also an Emergency Medical Technician. Mike has been a volunteer fire fighter since 1975, and a volunteer with the Village of Colonie Fire Company since 2015.