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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

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

  • Video Linkhttps://youtu.be/ak7GfJDFtE0
 

Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting
February 5, 2020, 5:30pm
Grand Forks Council Chambers

 

  1. Roll Call

    ____Budke  ___Johnson  ___Kuhn    ___Lunski   ____Matejcek   ___Reichert  ___Sande  ___ Wasvick

  2. Reading and Approval of Minutes for January 8, 2020

  3. Public Hearings, Final Approvals, Petitions,and Minor Changes

    3-1       Update of the Planning and Zoning Commission By-Laws. (To be tabled until the March Commission meeting)

    3-2       (Public Hearing) Conditional Use Permit for Ruffing It Doggie Daycare, Overnight Center & Grooming, located at 1515 Demers Ave.

    3-3       (Public Hearing) Conditional Use Permit for Kost Materials, LLC, to construct ready mix production facility and aggregate storage located at 5070 DeMers Ave.

    3-4       (Public Hearing – Fast Track Final) University Place Second Resubdivision, located at 2724 and 2800 University Avenue.

    3-5       (Public Hearing – Fast Track Final) Replat of Lot B, R, and E, Block 1, Perkins 1st Addition located at 2751 32nd Ave S. 

     

  4. Communications and Preliminary Approvals

    4-1       Plat of University Park Resubdivision located at 404 N 25th Street and 2100 5th Ave North.

    4-2       Plat of Edgewood Village Second Resubdivision and ordinance dedicating R/W, located at 4000-4300 blocks of S 19th Street.

    4-3       Southern Estates PUD Amendment #14, located at 4000-4300 blocks of S 19th Street.

     

  5. Reports from the Planning Department

    5-1       Land Use Plan update briefing and proposed southend development discussion.

    5-2       Discussion of potential sign code amendment relating to on-premise signs along I-29.

  6. Other Business

                   

  7. Adjournment

The next regular meeting is March 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers.
Any individual requiring special accommodations to allow access or participation at city meetings is
asked to notify the ADA Coordinator (746-2655) of their needs one week prior to the meeting.

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