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1. Purpose

There shall be and is hereby created a Board of Appeals consisting of six (6) individuals, who are qualified by experience and training to pass judgment upon matters pertaining to building construction. The Building Official shall be a non-voting, ex-officio member and shall act as Secretary to the Board. The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the City Council and shall hold meetings as required. The Board may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting activities and investigations. The Board may adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting activities and investigations. The Board shall render all decisions and findings in writing with a copy provided to the appellant.

2. Responsibilities

  1. To review, on appeal by the applicant, all requests for exception under this Code which have been reviewed and denied by the Building Official;

  2. To grant exceptions to the requirements of the International Building Code for the repair, rehabilitation or change of occupancy of existing buildings where the planned repairs, rehabilitation or change of occupancy would not otherwise comply with the provisions of the Code. No exception shall be authorized hereunder unless the Board of Appeals finds the following conditions existing: 1. The building was constructed more than twenty-five (25) years before the adoption of the present Code. 2. The Board finds, upon completion of the proposed repair, rehabilitation or change of occupancy will not diminish the safety and welfare of the occupants.

  3. To monitor and evaluate on an ongoing basis, the effectiveness and application of the provisions of Codes and any rules, regulations, or procedures promulgated thereunder to determine their impact on the rehabilitation of existing buildings. Pursuant to this responsibility, the Board of Appeals shall gather information, conduct studies, and make appropriate reports and recommendations related to the application of these provisions, the decisions of the appellate body, and the experience of other jurisdictions.

  4. To adopt guidelines to be used by the Building Official in determining compliance with this chapter.

  5. To recommend to the City Council guidelines to be adopted by the City Council to expand this Code

3. Members

  • Todd Blixt

  • Brian Carlson

  • James Glick

  • Bob Klave
  • Scott Meland
  • Gene Youngdahl

Staff

Bev Collings, 746-2631

City Council

  • Date: 01/16/2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Video Linkhttp://24.111.34.94/vod/1374-CC-1-16-18-Medium-v1.mp4

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – 5:30 PM

Council Chambers

 

Notice is hereby given that the Grand Forks City Council will meet on the above date and time, in the City Council Chambers, 255 North Fourth Street, Grand Forks, North Dakota.  Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA coordinator at

least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665. 

 

If you would like to address the City Council during one of its public hearings, or bring to the attention of the Mayor and City Council an item not otherwise on the agenda, please fill out a speaker card in advance and give it to the city’s public information staff person.

 

  1. GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1     Welcome and Roll Call

1.2     Mayor's Announcement

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1       Employee Recognition

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

                       

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.1       Applications for property tax exemption of improvements to residential and commercial buildings – various locations.

 

4.2       Designate Depositories

 

4.3       Joint Powers Agreement with Grand forks County for June 2018 election

 

4.4       Approve Americinn Liquor License Ownership Restructuring

 

4.5       Appointments to Various Committees:

            a) Event Center Commission

            b) Civil Service Commission

 

4.6       Funding Agreement for Social Detox

 

4.7       2018 CDBG Program

 

4.8       Construction Engineering Services Agreement for Project No. 7513, Reconstruction of N 42nd Street from University Avenue to Gateway Drive

 

4.9       Project No. 6578, Decorative Lighting Plan Agreement for the Sorlie Bridge

 

4.10     Create Special Assessment Districts for: 

            a) Project No. 7654, District #705, Paving/Street Lights for N 39th St (2200-2600 blks) and Project No. 7656, Paving/Street Lights for 27th Avenue North (3900-4100 blks)

 

            b) Project No. 7716, District #542, Stormfall Outlet Pipe for Heartland West Addition & Part of SE ¼ Sec. 18 Twn. 151

 

            c) Project No. 7791, District #714, Alley Paving for Block 2 of Hubert’s Addition

 

            d) Project No. 7633, District #23, Bikepath in S 32nd St Utility Corridor (43rd-44th Ave S)

 

            e) Project No. 7864, District #547; Project No. 7865, District #336, and Project No. 7866, District #548, Sanitary Sewer, Watermain, and Storm Sewer for Crary’s Addition

 

4.11     Preliminary approval of the plat of Crary’s Eighth Resubdivision, located at Belmont Road and 59th Avenue South. (Introduce Ordinance)

 

4.12     Preliminary approval of the plat of Opportunity Park First Resubdivision, located at South 42nd Street and 36th Avenue South. (Introduce Ordinance)

 

4.13     Preliminary approval of Columbia Park West PUD, Amendment #4, located at South 42nd Street and 36th Avenue South. (Introduce Ordinance)

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

             5.1  Investment Portfolio Summary as of 12/31/2017

 

6.         CITIZEN REQUEST

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 7.1       Vendor List (will attach later)

 7.2       Minutes – September 18, October 2, October 16, October 23

           

8.           CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.           MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.         ADJOURNMENT

 

 


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