O.S. aldermen split building, planning departments

In a split vote late Tuesday, the city's Board of Aldermen voted to remove the building inspectors from the Planning Department and set up a separate city department.Mayor Connie Moran was not present. Planning Director Eric Meyer said the first he had heard about the possibility was Friday. Though one alderman urged the board to take its time on such a bold move, the board moved ahead.Read more about it in Wednesday's Sun Herald.