(Feb. 15, 2018) Nantucket’s building commissioner Steve Butler has returned to work in a lesser role, with reduced pay following an investigation by the town into his handling of restaurant occupancy issues last summer.

Butler, 63, who declined to comment, saying the matter is still ongoing, will be a local inspector and conducting field inspections.

His reinstatement was announced in an e-mail by deputy planning director Leslie Snell to the Nantucket Builders Association Feb. 5 as bullet point six of seven, alerting the trade group about recent changes that have been made at the Planning & Land Use Services Department to speed up the inspection and permitting process.

Butler’s union has filed a grievance over his demotion.

 

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