(a)   Rules of Procedure. The Board of Appeals may adopt its own rules of procedure as may be necessary to conduct its meetings and carry out its function. The Board shall choose its own Chairperson, and in his or her absence, an Acting Chairperson.
   (b)   Meetings. Meetings shall be held at the call of the Chairperson and at such times as the Board may determine. All meetings by the Board shall be open to the public. The Board may declare any meeting, or part of any meeting, a study meeting to pursue matters of business, without comment or interruption from the public in attendance. A majority of the members of the Board of Appeals shall comprise a quorum for the purpose of conducting a meeting of the Board.
   (c)   Records. Minutes of all proceedings shall be recorded, which minutes shall contain evidence and dates relevant to every case considered, together with the votes of the members and the final disposition of each case. Such minutes shall be filed in the office of the Clerk and shall be made available to the general public.
   (d)   Secretary. The Clerk shall act as Secretary to the Board of Appeals, and all records of the Board's action shall be taken and recorded under his or her direction.
   (e)   Counsel. The Attorney shall act as legal counsel for the Board and shall be present at all meetings upon request by the Board.
(Ord. 89. Passed 4-10-72; Ord. 2001-9. Passed 12-10-01; Ord. 2009-5. Passed 11-9-09.)