The purpose of the Board of Building Examiners and Appeals is to
determine acceptable methods and materials in construction.
(a) The Board of Building Examiners and Appeals may approve any
alternate material or method, provided that it finds that the proposed
design is satisfactory and that the material, method or work offered is,
for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in
the Building Code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance,
durability and safety.
(b) The Board shall require that sufficient evidence or proof is
submitted to substantiate any claims that may be made regarding the use
of any alternate material or method of construction.
City staff shall provide advice and technical support for the Board of
Building Examiners and Appeals, but do not work for the Board. Staff is
to be treated with respect and human dignity. Any breach or abuse of
this may result in dismissal by the City Council.
The City Council shall have the right to remove, for misfeasance,
malfeasance or nonfeasance, by a two-thirds vote of Council, any
appointed member of the Board of Building Examiners and Appeals. Members
are expected to be present at all meetings, if possible. If the member
is unexcused for two consecutive meetings, they may be removed from the
Board with a two-thirds vote of Council.