In order to determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and to provide for reasonable interpretation of the provisions of the codes adopted in section 10-1-1 of this chapter, there shall be, and is hereby, created a board of appeals, consisting of five (5) members who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction. The building inspector shall be an ex officio member and shall act as secretary of the board. The board of appeals shall be appointed by the city council and shall hold office at its pleasure. The board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its investigations and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the building inspector, with a duplicate copy to the applicant, and may recommend to the city council such new legislation as is consistent herewith. (Ord. 15.03 Amended, 10-3-2005)