Board of Building Examiners and Appeals

   

Board of Building Examiners and Appeals

Main Members

Area of Responsibility: To hear appeals of contractors in regard to alternate materials or methods.
Term: 3 Years
Appointed by: City Council
Legal Basis: City Charter, Article VI
Ordinance: City Ordinance, PART TWO, TITLE EIGHT, CHAPTER 270
 

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Board of Building Examiners and Appeals is to determine acceptable methods and materials in construction.

DUTIES
(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.

ADVISORS
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.
 

REMOVAL
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.