Pilot Point native brings more than 10 years experience to City Hall
[PILOT POINT, Texas, October 30, 2023] Development Services Director John Taylor and the City of Pilot Point are excited to announce the hiring of Zackery “Zac” Loiselle as the city’s first Building Official. Loiselle’s first day is Monday, November 6.
“As the City continues to have record years in new residential building permits, the next step is to build an internal Building and Inspections Division and move away from third-party companies,” Taylor said. “We are excited to have someone as qualified as Zac joining our city as the Building Official.”
Loiselle joins the City of Pilot Point from his most recent position as the Chief Building Official with the City of Denison. Prior to that job, he was the Assistant Building Official with the City of Celina for four years, and inspections supervisor with the City of Denton for seven years. A graduate of Pilot Point High School, he maintains more than 20 ICC certifications, including Certified Building Official, Commercial and Residential Combination Inspector, Certified Fire Plans Examiner, Master Code Professional and Certified Building Plans Examiner.
This position is the first planned expansion of the Development Services staff in the 2024 Fiscal Year and beyond, including a plan of refinishing the building at 124 E Main Street in the coming months for office space for the Development Services Department in early 2024.
“Zac’s first responsibility will be to evaluate our permitting and inspection processes and propose improvements, update our building codes, and hire additional Building Inspectors,” Taylor said.
Loiselle joins a staff currently handling an exponential residential boom. The 2020 census listed Pilot Point’s population as 4,393, while the current population estimate is 7,000 with a projected growth to 10,000 by 2025. Between the years of 2021 and 2022, there was a 267 percent increase in new residential building permits, and the City has annexed 2,154 acres of land into the corporate limits.