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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

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/SzUYM8PrqkQ

GRAND FORKS GROWTH FUND,

A JOBS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (JDA) AGENDA

Monday, February 3, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS:   Roll Call

 

2.         JDA ACTION ITEMS:  Hold a Public Hearing and Take Action on

 

2.1                  Release of Personal Guaranty Request from ODRA, LLC

 

2.2                  Rendezvous Region Tourism Council Funding Request

 

2.3                  Start-Up Grand Forks Loan Requests: 

                        a.             Persephone’s Floral

                        b.            Grand Forks Snack Shack

 

3.  ADJOURNMENT

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, February 3, 2019 – 5:30 p.m.

(Immediately following JDA)

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.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

                1.1 Welcome and Roll Call

                1.2 Pledge of Allegiance

                1.3 Mayor’s Announcement

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          Census Update

2.2          Lead and Copper Proposed Rule Change

2.3          Proclamation - Freedom Week, February 10-15, 2020

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

                (The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings.  If you wish to speak during  any                 public hearing you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in the designated box. You may address    the Council on matters relevant to the public hearing when called upon by the  Mayor. Please  keep your remarks to           a maximum of three minutes.  Always come to the podium and speak into the microphones, as the meeting is         being broadcast and recorded.)

 


4.         ACTION ITEMS

                (The City Council may consider one or more of the following action items in a single vote.  Individual items        may be   acted upon separately as requested by the Mayor or a member of City Council.)

 

4.0          Rendezvous Region Tourism Council Funding Request

 

4.1          Sole Source Request – RescueONE Connector Boat Package

 

4.2          Supplemental Resolution relating to $5,175,000 Wastewater and Sales Tax Revenue Bond,

                Series 2016 and $7,155,000 Refunding Improvement Bond, Series 2016

 

4.3          Create Special Assessment District for Project No.8157, District No. 742 – Reconstruct S 12th St.            (17th Ave S to Park Drive)

 

4.4          Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8122 – 2020 Asphalt Street Repairs

 

4.5          Plans & Specifications for Project No. 7886 – Mill & Overlay on S 5th St. (Demers – Gateway)

 

4.6          Plans and Specifications for Project No. 7956 – ADA Sidewalk Curb Ramps on Washington       Street   from Hammerling Avenue to 8th Avenue N

 

4.7          Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8166 – 2020 Watermain Replacement

 

4.8          Award Bid for Project Nos. 8116-8117-8118,  2020 Sanitary Sewer/Watermain/Storm Sewer   Repairs

 

4.9          Engineering Agreement for Project No. 8048 – Reconstruct North 3rd St. (Demers-University)

 

4.10       Engineering Services Contract with AE2S for Project No. 8199, 2020 Wastewater Treatment    Plant Facility Plan Update

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

6.         CITIZEN REQUESTS

                (Anyone wishing to address the City Council on matters within the jurisdiction of the City but that do not          appear    on the Agenda may do so under Citizen Request.  Matters not appearing on the City Council’s Agenda will not               receive action at this meeting, but may be referred to staff or a committee.  If you wish to speak to the City Council               about an                item that does not appear on the agenda, you may do so by completing a speaker card and placing it in       the designated box at the back of the room.  You may address the Council as the Mayor calls upon you during this             portion of the meeting. All comments and presentations are to be limited to three minutes or as otherwise       established by the City Council. Always come to the podium and speak into the microphone, as the meeting is                 being broadcast and recorded.)

 

7.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

                7.1 Vendor List and Engineers Estimate

                7.2  Minutes - January 6, 2020

 

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

10.       ADJOURNMENT

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