[Construction Chapter Article 2]
This board hears appeals regarding any decision of the building official made according to the Building Code, or any request for an exemption or modification to an existing policy or regulation.  The board also recommends to the City Council via the Code Review Committee any code amendments that they believe may be desirable and in the public interest.

This board hears appeals from decisions of the building official regarding the application and enforcement of the Electrical Code and to grant variances from the terms of the ordinance when necessary to carry out the intent and spirit of the ordinance.  The decisions of the Board are final unless recourse is taken through district court.

This board may vary the application of any provision of the Mechanical Code or Plumbing Code, or modify an order of the building official when, in its opinion, enforcement would do manifest injustice and would be contrary to the purpose of such Codes.  Recourse from decisions of this board must be made through district court.

  • Members: Thirteen – Nine regular members including one member with fire safety experience; one architect,  general contractor or engineer; one master electrician or electric utility representative; one master plumber or responsible plumber; one mechanical contractor; and the remaining four members selected at large from the building industry; and four alternate members selected at large from the building industry. Members may serve on other boards concurrently.
  • Terms: Two-year terms, not subject to the term limitation policy.
  • Meetings: As needed.

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