Ferguson Township has a new Ordinance Officer

Date: February 11, 2019


Ferguson Township’s new Ordinance Officer Stacey Mayes was sworn in Thursday, February 7.
He succeeds Serina Weaver. 

Mayes comes to the Township after a career of nearly six years as an intelligence specialist in the U.S. Navy and 23 years as a corrections officer at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview. “This is a new chapter in my life,” he said. 

The job calls for him to work 20 – 25 hours a week and be on the road 95 percent of the time— responding to calls, monitoring places throughout the Township, and addressing situations before they become a problem.

Mayes reports jointly to the Township’s Departments of Planning & Zoning and Police. He expects his skills and experience to be a good fit with the responsibility of enforcing ordinances—a position that requires him to be “firm but fair.”

“There’s a lot more to being a corrections officer besides being physically tough,” Mayes said. "You have to know how to listen and to help people who are in distress calm down. I've handled myself well in tough situations, and I'm a good listener."

Mayes’ advice to residents who may be wondering how best to avoid an ordinance violation:

Be aware of the proper procedures to follow. Learn the Ferguson Township Code of Ordinances’ regulations on controlling your pets; minimizing noise; properly disposing of brush, leaves and grass clippings, as well as trash; keeping grass mowed; shoveling snow when required, and placing signs only where allowed. 

Mayes encourages residents to contact him with any ordinance question. You can email him at ordinance@twp.ferguson.pa.us

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Ferguson Township’s new Ordinance Officer, Stacey Mayes, at his swearing in by Magisterial District Judge Casey M. McClain