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(A) There is hereby created and continued in the Town of Beverly Shores a Building Committee which shall consist of 5 members appointed by the Town Council, 1 of whom may be the Building Commissioner.
(B) (1) The Building Committee shall advise and assist the Building Commissioner in carrying out his or her duties under this chapter. An affirmative vote of the majority of the Committee shall either approve, request further information, or disapprove applications for building permits regarding any building, structure, excavation, or filling.
(2) The Building Commissioner may act on his or her own authority in approving building permits for improvements of a "limited scope", for additions or garages, or other improvements such as screen porches, decks, sheds, window replacement and remodeling or may, in the discretion of the Building Commissioner, refer applications to the Building Committee for limited scope improvements. For purposes of this section LIMITED SCOPE IMPROVEMENTS shall mean additions or garages of less than 250 square feet and only minor site excavation, i.e., hand digging. Any building permit issued by the Building Commissioner on his or her own shall be presented to the Building Committee at the next meeting of the Building Committee. Once an application has been referred to the Building Committee, any further action on the application shall be by majority vote of the Committee.
(C) (1) The qualifications for 3 of the additional members of the Building Committee shall be the same as for the Building Commissioner as specified in § 155.025(C), and the other 2 members shall be appointed by the Town Council under their jurisdiction.
(2) A member of the Building Committee may not participate in any matter considered by the Committee in which he or she has a direct or indirect financial interest, where a member may have a family member involved or where a member should otherwise recuse themselves.
(3) The Committee shall enter in its records the fact that the member is disqualified under § 155.025(C) and/or this division to participate as a member of the Committee in the deliberation and vote upon the particular aforementioned matter.
(Ord. 208, passed 12-19-1983; Am. Ord. 11-24, passed 11-21-2011; Am. Ord. 2012-08, passed 9-17-2012; Am. Ord. 2018-03, passed 5-15-2018)