Board of Building Appeals

Overview

The Board of Building Appeals shall consist of five members who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction.

The Board of Building Appeals shall hear and act upon an appeal from a final determination by the City Building Official concerning the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and questions of interpretation relating to the application of the City's building standards.

The Board of Building Appeals shall hear appeals from an order or determination by the Building Official relating to the application of the City’s building standards, and may also recommend to the Council such new legislation as is consistent therewith. Actions of the Board in the execution of such powers and duties shall be reviewable by the City Council, which reserves the right to affirm, reverse or modify any such act of the Board as the Council may deem just or equitable. The Board shall inform the Planning Commission of actions which may affect the planning program of that Commission. In addition, during April of each year, a Board representative shall appear before the City Council to report on work accomplished in the past year and to outline work to be done in the coming year. Such report, at the discretion of the Council, also may be required in writing.