After a four-year stint with the City of Delray Beach, Tim Stillings has returned to the Village of Wellington as the new director of Planning, Zoning & Building, replacing Bob Basehart, who has now taken on a newly created position of director of sustainability and regulatory affairs.
For the past three years, the director’s position has done double duty, as Basehart also spearheaded the rewrite of the recently adopted Land Development Regulations.
Stillings will have the new LDRs to work with in his new position.
“I worked for Wellington for four years and left to go to the City of Delray Beach, where I was for four years. Now I am a returning staff person back doing the same thing,” said Stillings, who has lived in West Palm Beach since 1995.
Married for 20 years, he and his wife have a 17-year-old daughter and a 15-year-old son who both attend Suncoast High School. Stillings is the assistant scoutmaster of his son’s Boy Scout troop. “When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and having the occasional craft beer,” he said.
Stillings said he is happy to be back with Wellington.
“Wellington is a great town and a great community,” he said. “I enjoy representing the residents. We have a great team on staff to work with to maintain Wellington’s status in the county.”
Stillings noted that the Wellington Village Council’s annual directions meeting will be coming up soon. “That sets the stage for what they will be working on over the next year,” he explained.
Some of the things Stillings said will be coming up in 2020 will be changes at the Mall at Wellington Green and work on the new CVS building, which was partially completed last year and needed to be torn down due to structural problems. He also expects to see an update to the village’s Comprehensive Plan, which serves as the community’s long-range guide.
“The mall transition will be determined, and the council will be deciding how to position it for continued success,” Stillings said. “[The CVS building] is in the process of re-securing permits, and the construction should start very soon and go smoother than the first time around.”
Stillings added that the Wellington Town Center master plans are being completed, and that the boardwalk-style promenade is scheduled to open in May. “It is shaping up to be a busy first year back,” he said.