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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

  • Alicia Fadley - Term expires June 24, 2022
  • Brian Carlson - Term expires June 1, 2022
  • Steve Johnson - term expires June 24, 2022
  • Scott Meland - Term expires June 1, 2022
  • Bob Klave - Term expires June 1, 2022

Staff

Bev Collings, 746-2631

Committee of the Whole

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/oSkDdt3NLvg

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Committee of the Whole

Monday, July 13, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

Council Chambers

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date, time and place.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting in person, electronically or telephonically.  All in person participation will be conducted in accordance with COVID-19 precautions including social distancing modifications as recommended by the CDC, the North Dakota Department of Health and/or the Grand Forks Public Health Department.  Limited space is available for public attendance.

 

Members of the public may view the live airing of the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at facebook.com/cityofgrandforks.  Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an agenda item or public hearing without appearing in person should submit their comments to www.grandforksgov.com/councilcomments or call 701-746-2664 for further information.  All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting date will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

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 from Grand Forks Grill, LLC, dba Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon for a change from their Class 4 (Food & Beverage) Alcoholic Beverage License to a Class 1 (General On /Off Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.2       Request from Bonzer’s on Fourth, Inc. for approval of change in corporate ownership for Class 1 (General On/Off Sale) Alcoholic Beverage License

 

2.3       Reappointment of Grand Forks Health Officer

 

2.4       Community Foundation Grand Forks Police Department Fund - Information Only

 

2.5       Budget Amendment - Police Department, Narcotics Task Force HIDTA Grant 59319

 

2.6       Design Engineering Amendment for Project No. 8059, Columbia Road Reconstruct (Overpass-University)

 

2.7       Conversion of Oxford & Princeton Streets from One-Way to Two-Way Traffic

 

2.8       Project No. 8127, Quiet Zone Reaffirmation

 

2.9       Approval of engineering agreement with Interstate Engineering for Project No. 8241, Columbia Road Overpass Repair

 

2.10     Matter of approving plans and specifications and authorizing advertisement for bids for Project No. 8241, Columbia Road Overpass repair.

 

2.11     Water Treatment Plant – ph Meter Spare Parts

 

2.12     FY 2020 Budget Update, FY 2021 Proposed Salary and Benefits, and FY 2021 Proposed Mayor’s Budget Preview

 

 

3.         ADJOURNMENT

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