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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

City Council

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/oHMa9Zbyygw

GRAND FORKS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

Monday, June 15, 2020 – 5:30 p.m.

 

Notice is hereby given that the City Council will meet at the above date and time.   Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  Members of the Grand Forks City Council may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.

 

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 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 day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

1.         GENERAL BUSINESS

 

1.1          Welcome and Roll Call

1.2          Mayor’s Announcements

 

2.         AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, APPOINTMENTS & PROCLAMATIONS

 

2.1          COVID-19 Update – Public Health and Economic Response Briefings

 

2.2          Census Update

 

2.3          Proclamation

 

3.         PUBLIC HEARINGS AND SECOND READINGS OF ORDINANCES

(The City Council welcomes your interest and participation in public hearings. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. 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 comment on the public hearing may submit written 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.)

 

4.         ACTION ITEMS

 

4.0          Accept report from Canvassing Board for June 2020 Election

 

4.1          Update on Northern Plains Nitrogen LLP (NPN) and Letter of Intent Extension

 

4.2          Reappointment to Airport Authority

 

4.3          Application for transfer of Class 4 (Food & Beverage License from Rice Empire Inc (dba Sakura) to Mizuki Inc (dab Sakura)

 

4.4          Ordinance amending Section 8-1503(12) relating to penalty for specified offenses

 

4.5          CARES funding for City of Grand Forks Health Department

 

4.6          Grand Forks Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) console expansion

 

4.7          Cities Area Transit Safety Plan

 

4.8          Wastewater System Communication Equipment Replacement

 

4.9          Replat (fast track) of areas within Perkins 1st Addition (lo. At 2751 & 2925 32nd Ave S)

 

4.10       Replat (fast track) of Business Park 3rd Resubdivision, Lot B, Block 2 (loc. At 2755 S 48th St)

 

4.11       Sign Appeal for Mural located at 316 S 3rd St

 

4.12       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to amend zoning map - JR PUD Concept Development Plan Amendment 4, located along 44th Avenue South between South 34th Street and South 30th Street

 

4.13       Plat of Crary’s 11th Addition and Preliminary Approval of Ordinance dedicating Right of Way located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S

 

4.14       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to annex all of Crarys 11th Addition, to the City of Grand Forks, located at 900 block of David Drive (west of Cherry Street, south of 58th Ave S)

 

4.15       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map - Gateway Planned Unit Development (PUD), Concept Development Plan, located at 4001 Gateway Drive. 

 

4.16       Preliminary Approval of Ordinance to Amend Zoning Map –  Rezone lot B block 16, Skidmore Addition from R4 Multi-Family District to B3 General Business District, located at 501 Seward Avenue  

 

5.         INFORMATION ITEMS

 

5.1          Investment Portfolio Management Summary – May 31, 2020

 

6.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES AND BILLS:

 

6.1          Vendor List

 

6.2          Minutes

                              April 20, 2020 - City Council

                              May 04, 2020 - City Council         

                          

              

7.         CITIZEN COMMENTS

(The City Council welcomes your interest and participation. Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public.  This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. 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 comment during the citizen comments section of this meeting may submit written 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.)

 

8.         CITY ADMINISTRATOR COMMENTS

 

9.         MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEMBER COMMENTS

 

10.       ADJOURNMENT

 

Persons with disabilities who may need assistance should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 24 hours prior to this meeting at 746-2665.

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