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Board of Appeals

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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/6DxFTxCJyPI

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Committee of the Whole

Monday, January 27, 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          2020 Flood Action Planning Update

 

2.2          Sole Source Request – RescueONE Connector Boat Package

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2.12       MPO Skewed Intersection Study (Information Only)

 

2.13       Grand Forks Growth Development & Southend Developer Updates (Information Only)

 

3.               OTHER BUSINESS:

4.               ANNOUNCEMENTS:

5.               ADJOURNMENT:

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