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(A) The County Nuisance Abatement Hearing Board is hereby established and is hereby authorized to conduct hearings. The Board shall be composed of five members appointed by the County Judge/Executive subject to the approval of the Fiscal Court.
(B) Board members shall serve as Hearing Officers pursuant to this chapter. Any action of a Hearing Officer shall be deemed to be the action of the Board.
(C) The jurisdiction of Hearing Officers to conduct hearings, issue orders and impose penalties shall be only that specifically granted by ordinance or statute.
(D) The initial appointment shall be for one-, two-, three-, four- and five-year terms. After expiration of each term, all re-appointments shall be for three-year terms. The maximum consecutive terms of any appointee shall not exceed six years; however, the person appointed for the initial one-year term shall be eligible to serve seven consecutive years and the person appointed for the initial two-year term shall be eligible to serve eight consecutive years. The County Judge/Executive may also appoint alternate members who may serve in the absence of a regular Hearing Board member. The terms and appointments of the alternate members shall be the same as the regular members.
(E) Each member of the Hearing Board shall be compensated for his or her services as authorized by the Fiscal Court.
(Ord. passed 8-23-2011)