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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

Board of Adjustments

  • Date: 06/04/2020 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Notice is hereby given that the City of Grand Forks Board of Adjustments will conduct a public hearing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:30AM, to consider the appeals below. 

 

Members of the Grand Forks Board of Adjustments may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically.  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. In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed.

 

Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an Agenda item or public hearing should submit their comments to Bev Collings at bcollings@grandforksgov.com  or call 701-746-2639 for further information.  All comments received prior to 3:00 p.m. on the day previous to the meeting day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.

 

 

  1. Nicholas and Stephanie Schuler, 1986 Kingview Dr., has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage requirement [Section 18-0208(7) of the Land Development Code] in order to install a pool.Legal Description: Lot 8, Block 1 of Kannowski’s addiiton.

     

  2. Mark and Molly Jean Soeby, 718 Oak St., has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage requirement [Section 18-0208 of the Land Development Code] in order to pave an additional slab.Legal Description: Lots 5&6, Block 3 of McKelvey’s Addition.

     

  3. Evan Wilcox and Payton Peterson, 905 Reeves Dr., has made a request for variance to the impervious surface area coverage and accessory building requirements [Sections 18-0209 (7) & 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to construct an addition on to the home and new detached garage.Legal Description: Lot 3&4, Block 13, Lindsay’s addition.

     

  4. Ryan and Kathryn Torgerson, 3507 7th Ave N., has made a request for variance to the accessory building requirement [Section 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to build a detached garage.Legal Description: Lot 5, Block 5 of Boyd’s Addition.

     

  5. Jeffery Gapp, Property One Holdings, 1002 1st Ave N., has made a request for variance to the parking requirement [Section 18-0304 of the Land Development Code] in order to redevelop the property.Legal Description: Lot 1&3, Block Q of Budge & Eschelman’s 2nd Addition.

     

  6. Nicholas and Lynn Kowalski 3203 44th Ave S., has made a request for variance to impervious surface area coverage requirement [Section 18-0208(7) of the Land Development Code] in order to build a shed.Legal Description: Lot 10, Block 3 of the Southern Estates 10th Addition.

     

  7. Roberton Construction on behalf of Lisa and Kori Tollefson, 5400 Christian Ct., has made a request for variance to the second front yard setback, impervious surface area coverage and accessory building requirements[Sections 18-0208(7)&(9) and 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to build an addition to the attached garage.Legal Description: Lot 1, Block 1 of Countryview 5th Resubdivision.

     

  8. Matthew and Heather Viscito, 3450 62nd Ave. So., has made a request for variance to the accessory building requirement [Table 18-0206(5) of the Land Development Code] in order to develop the property.Legal Description: Block of Heritage Park Place Addition (17.4802.003.00).

     

  9. Rusty Wysoki on behalf of James and Linda Johnson, 1502 8th Ave. So., has made a request for variance to the second front yard setback and to the accessory building requirements [Sections 18-0209& 18-0305 of the Land Development Code] in order to builddetached garage.Legal Description: Lots 1&2, Block 3 of Villard’s Addition.

 

 

Any individual requiring a special accommodation is asked to notify the ADA Coordinator (746-2665) of their needs one week prior to meeting date.

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