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Qualifications for the Building Board of Adjustment and Appeals:
Members shall be composed of the following:
i. an architect licensed to practice in the state;
ii. a professional engineer licensed to practice in the state;
iii. a master electrician licensed to practice in the state;
iv. an unrestricted master plumber licensed to practice in the state;
v. a mechanical contractor with a Class A state license;
vi. a person licensed by the city as a contractor;
vii. a person that is active in the construction industry, provided, however, if the City Council determines that there is no architect or professional engineer available to serve on the board, then Council shall select a second person meeting this description to serve.
Alternate board members shall attend all meetings and are subject to the attendance requirement applicable to the board; however, alternate members shall serve only in the absence of one or more regular members and shall then act as a regular member for that entire meeting. Members and alternates shall be a resident of the County; however, no two (2) members, regular or alternate, may be employed by or have an ownership in the same business or firm.
Powers and Duties:
1. To hear appeals of decisions and interpretations of the chief building official and fire code official and to consider variances to the standardized building codes as more specifically described in Sec. 26-251 of Ordinance No. 2010-15. No appeal may arise out of the City’s issuance of citation for violation of any of the standardized building codes as the procedure for the consideration and decision regarding citations is solely under the purview and authority of the Municipal Court. In addition, the board shall have no authority to waive, and is prohibited from waiving, any requirement of the standardized building codes; and
2. Recommend amendments to this chapter; any standardized building code adopted by the City Council; or any other code, application, or process applicable to the City’s review, application, interpretation, and enforcement of the standardized building codes with the goal toward addressing any deficiencies, voids, inconsistencies, inefficiencies, or technical errors; and
3. To hear appeals, issue orders, and fulfill other duties pursuant to the authority established in Article VII of this Chapter for unsafe building abatement.
Term of Office: Two years
Number of Members: Seven members and two alternates
Meeting Time & Place: At least quarterly at the call of the chair, at City Hall
Established by: Ordinance Nos. 2010-15 and 2010-26; Revised by Ordinance No. 2017-09
Council Interview Team: Place One and Two
A public notice with be announced to accept applications no less than 30 days prior to the date of regular board appointments, and no less than 14 days in the case of a vacancy.
I am not employed by the City of Kerrville. If appointed, I will notify the City of Kerrville of any changes in my residence or business, or of any other relevant changes that would affect my appointment. I will also notify the City if any potential conflicts of interest arise. I recognize that my appointment requires my regular attendance and participation at all scheduled meetings. Failure to do so may result in my removal. I am willing to make this commitment of time and effort. I understand and acknowledge that by selecting the 'I Agree' option below, I hereby certify that all information in this application is complete, truthful and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
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