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(A) The Board of Zoning Appeals will meet at least monthly. At the yearly organizational meeting, the BZA will establish dates and times for meetings for the current year. The location of the meeting shall be in the County Complex Assembly Hall. If the date of a regular meeting falls on a legal holiday, or if it is impossible to conduct the meeting at that time or place, the Chairperson may set an alternate date, time, or place for the regular meeting or may cancel the meeting with the consent of the majority of the members of the BZA.
(B) Special meetings may be called by the Chairperson or two members of the BZA upon written request to the Secretary. The Secretary will notify all members at least three days prior to the special meeting. Any special meeting must comply with the notice requirements of I.C. 5-14-1.5.
(C) (1) The agenda shall list all items to be considered by the BZA at the regular or special meeting. The items shall be listed on the agenda in the order in which the petitions or other documents were filed with the Secretary. No item shall be considered by the BZA unless it appears on the agenda.
(2) The agenda shall be sent to the members of the BZA and shall be available for public inspection at the Plan Commission office no later than ten days before any regular meeting.
(D) The Chairperson of the BZA shall preside over meetings and hearings, decide questions of order, subject to appeal by BZA members, and preserve decorum in the meeting room. The Chairperson may warn any person present that particular conduct is a breach of courtesy and may order a person expelled from the meeting for disruptive conduct. The Chairperson shall further control the time of any presentation by any remonstrator or petitioner within reason and fairness for all parties concerned.
(E) The Secretary of the BZA shall keep minutes of its proceedings and record the vote on all actions taken. The BZA shall also make written findings of fact in all cases heard by it.
(`88 Code, § 8-178) (Ord. 98-20, passed 11-10-98)