BOONE, Iowa—Boone City officials announced late Friday that the City’s Building Official’s office will be closed next week, Monday through Thursday, November 4th through the 7th, while staff is attending a certification program in Des Moines. The State of Iowa mandates the Electrical Inspector certification. With the office closed, steps have been taken to deal with the usually daily business needs of the community. Other staff members will deal with a portion of the daily inspections. The Utility Department will be answering phone calls to the Building Official’s offices if the need should arise, otherwise there will be a voice mail explaining what’s a happened. If someone leaves a voice mail for any of the staff, it will be checked daily and steps may be taken to deal with any issues. The Utility Department will also be able to dispatch other city staff of certain inspection needs. Boone officials have apologized for the inconvenience.