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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

ICS 300

  • Date: -

The ICS-300 class will be held at the Alerus Center, 1200 S 42nd St, Grand Forks, ND 58201.  Class will begin at 8:00 am and conclude at 5:00 pm each day.  

ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. The course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses. This course is intended for individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents.

Prerequisites: lCS-100.c, ICS-200.c, IS-700, 1S-800.  Students must present copies of completion certificates or FEMA transcripts to class instructor on the first day of class.

Students must bring a laptop or other device to class as student materials will be provided only in digital format.

This class is POST Board approved.

 

To register follow this link and click the register button - https://www.des.nd.gov/events/ics-300-grand-forks

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