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There shall be a Zoning Board of Appeals consisting of five (5) citizen members, holding no other public office. Three (3) citizen members shall be appointed by the Mayor and two (2) citizen members shall be appointed by Council, subject to the confirmation of 2/3 of all the members elected to Council, for terms of five years each. However, upon passage of this Charter, the then existing members of the Board of Appeals shall remain in office for the terms for which they were appointed. Any vacancy occurring other than by expiration of term, shall be filled for the unexpired portion of the term only and in the manner prescribed in this Charter, for the original appointment. The Board shall administer the details of the application of the zoning regulations, and shall hear and determine appeals from refusal of building permits by the Building Commissioner or other officer, may permit exceptions to and variations from the district regulation and shall have any and all other powers conferred upon it by ordinance or the general laws of the State of Ohio. The Board of Appeals may make its own rules and select its own chairman and secretary. It shall keep a journal of its proceedings and all of its meetings shall be open to the public.
The Zoning Board of Appeals citizen members shall be removed by the Mayor for cause, subject to the approval of 2/3 of all the members elected to Council, and upon complaint and a public hearing.
(Amended November 2, 2010)