§ 151.25  BOARD OF APPEALS.
   (A)   A joint Board of Appeals shall be established in accordance with 35 P.S. § 7210.501(C) and administrative regulations adopted by the Department of Labor and Industry to hear appeals from decisions of the Building Code Official and/or Construction Code Official.
   (B)   Such Board of Appeals shall be constituted and serve as to appeals from decisions involving regulated activity in all of the municipalities participating in the inter-municipal agreement with this city. To the extent residency of a board member is material under the UCC, it shall be sufficient that the member resides in one of the municipalities participating in the inter-municipality agreement.
   (C)   A person meeting qualifications who does not reside in one of the municipalities participating in the inter-municipal agreement may be appointed to fill a position on the Board of Appeals when the participating municipalities cannot find a person residing in one of the municipalities who satisfies requirements for membership.
   (D)   No member of a municipality’s governing body may serve on the Board of Appeals.
   (E)   A member of the Board of Appeals shall be qualified by training and experience to pass on matters pertaining to building construction.
   (F)   Members of the joint Board of Appeals shall be appointed by majority vote of the municipalities participating in the inter-municipality agreement.
   (G)   A member of the Board of Appeals holds office at the pleasure of the governing bodies of the municipalities participating in the inter-municipal agreement, and may be removed with or without cause by majority vote of the governing bodies of participating municipalities.
   (H)   A member of the Board of Appeals may not cast a vote or participate in any hearing on any appeal, request for variance or request for extension of time in which the member has a personal, professional or financial interest.
   (I)   The Board of Appeals may not act upon appeals, requests for variance or requests for extension of time which relate to accessibility under the Act. Such appeals or requests shall be filed with the Accessibility Advisory Board under administrative regulations of the Department of Labor and Industry.
   (J)   The Board of Appeals may not act upon appeals, requests for variance or requests for extension of time which relate to matters regulated and governed by state laws and city ordinances other than the UCC and this subchapter.
(Ord. 1450, passed 6-21-2004)