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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

Committee of the Whole

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Committee of the Whole

Monday, February 10, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

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.             CALL TO ORDER:

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call:

 

2.             DISCUSSION ITEMS:

 

2.1          Request for transfer of Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License from Grand Forks Restaurants, LLC (dba Wild Hog Smokehouse Bar and Grill) to Harry’s on DeMers, LLC (dba Harry’s on DeMers)

 

2.2          Request from BGF, Inc (dba Vinyl Taco) to change the class of the Alcoholic Beverage License from a  Class 1 (General On- and/or Off-Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License to a Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.3          Grand Forks Renaissance Zone Project GF-63: Olive Ann

 

2.4          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8182, District No. 747, Belmont Road Reconstruction (Peyton’s Place Circle – 62nd Ave S)

 

2.5          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8098, District No. 739, Mill & Overlay on Shadyridge Ct; Project No. 8124, District No. 749, 2020 Mill & Overlay and Project No. 8158,   District No. 743, Reconstruct Library Circle

 

2.6          Create Special Assessment District for Project No. 8184, District No. 748, Gateway Drive Frontage Road Rehab (I-29 to North 55th St)

 

2.7          Approve Plans & Specifications for Project No. 8076, Flood Station #201 Upgrades

 

2.8          Award Bids for Project No. 8159, District No. 744, Reconstruct 36th Ave S (Columbia Rd to 700’  East of Columbia Rd

 

2.9          Award Bids for Project No. 8132, 2020 LED Street Light Replacement Program

 

2.10       Award Bids for Project No. 7956, ADA Curb Ramps on Washington St (Hammerling - 8th Ave N)

 

2.11       Award bids for Project No. 8028, Mill & Overlay University Ave (3rd St to State St)

 

2.12       Award Bids for Project No. 7886, N 5th St Mill & Overlay (Demers to Gateway)

 

2.13       Award Bids for Project No. 8112, 2020 Flood Fight Assistance

 

2.14       Engineering Agreement for Project No. 8146, South End Bridge Hydraulics Study

 

2.15       Project Update for Project No. 7957, 32nd Ave South Intersection Improvements (I-29 to S 20th St) (Information Only)

 

2.16      Small Cell Discussion (Information Only)

 

2.17       Award Bid for Project No. 8169, Public Works Operations – LED Light Fixtures

 

3.               OTHER BUSINESS:

 

4.               ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

5.               ADJOURNMENT:

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