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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

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09/19/2018 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM AG SAC 2018 0919 AG SAC 2018 0919Not Included
09/17/2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM AG CC 20180917 AG CC 20180917Not Included
09/17/2018 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM 9-17-18 agenda 9-17-18 agendaNot Included
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09/13/2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Grand Forks Immigrant Integration Initiative AGENDA September 2018 Grand Forks Immigrant Integration Initiative AGENDA September 2018Not Included
09/13/2018 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Civil Service Agenda September 2018 Civil Service Agenda September 2018Not Included
09/12/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AG GFECC-FR 20180912 AG GFECC-FR 20180912Not Included
09/12/2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Sep 12, 2018 Youth Commission Agenda Sep 12, 2018 Youth Commission AgendaNot Included
09/11/2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Not IncludedNot Included
09/10/2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM AG COW 20180910 AG COW 20180910Not Included
09/10/2018 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Grand Forks Legislative Luncheon Sept 10 Grand Forks Legislative Luncheon Sept 10Not Included
09/07/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM AG 20180907 Local Advisory Board AG 20180907 Local Advisory BoardNot Included
09/06/2018 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM EMBoard Agenda_SEPT2018 EMBoard Agenda_SEPT2018Not Included
09/05/2018 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ag090518 ag090518Not Included
09/04/2018 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM AG CC 20180904 AG CC 20180904Not Included
09/04/2018 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM AG BRIC 20180904 AG BRIC 20180904Not Included
08/30/2018 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM AG BOADJ 20180830 AG BOADJ 20180830MN BOADJ 20180830 MN BOADJ 20180830
08/29/2018 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM AG GFECC 20180829 AG GFECC 20180829Not Included
08/27/2018 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 20180827 AG CC & COW 20180827 AG CC & COWNot Included
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