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Sedgwick County commissioners have delayed action for two weeks on a resolution that would formally merge the inspection and code enforcement services of the county and the city of Wichita.
The merger would combine Wichita's Office of Central Inspection with the county's Code Enforcement Office. City and county staff members have been discussing the merger over the past year in order to provide more efficient and cost-effective services.
The merger would create the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department.
County commissioners Richard Ranzau and Karl Peterjohn said they approve of the concept, but they haven't been able to focus on it because of budget discussions. They asked for the delay to allow time for them to clarify the details of the merger.
A resolution allowing for the merger was approved Tuesday by the Wichita City Council. A similar resolution will be on the county commission agenda for August 29.