A.   Established; Appointment; Terms: There is hereby established a zoning board of appeals. The zoning board of appeals shall consist of seven (7) members appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the board of trustees. The terms of the zoning board of appeals members shall be five (5) years after the first appointments. However, first appointments shall be as follows: one person for one year; one person for two (2) years; one person for three (3) years; one person for four (4) years; one person for five (5) years; one person for six (6) years; one person for seven (7) years. One of the members shall be named chair by the president at the time of his/her appointment.
   B.   Removals; Vacancies: The president shall have the power to remove any member for cause after a public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose place has become vacant. In the event that the office of chair is vacated for any reason, the president shall appoint either one of the remaining members or any member who is appointed to fill such vacancy as the new chair.
   C.   Meetings And Records:
      1.   All meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be held at the call of the Chair and at such other times as a majority of the Zoning Board of Appeals may determine.
      2.   All testimony by witnesses at any hearing provided for in this title shall be given under oath. The Chair, or in his absence the acting Chair, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.
      3.   All meetings of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be open to the public.
      4.   No hearing shall be conducted without a quorum of the Zoning Board of Appeals being present, which shall consist of a majority of all the members. Any absent member who certifies that he has read the transcript of the proceedings before the Zoning Board of Appeals may vote upon any question before the Zoning Board of Appeals.
      5.   The Zoning Board of Appeals shall keep minutes of its proceedings showing the vote of each member upon every question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicating that fact, and shall also keep records of its examinations and other official actions.
      6.   Every rule, regulation, amendment, repeal, order, requirement or determination of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall immediately be filed in the Office of the Zoning Board of Appeals and shall be a public record.
      7.   The Zoning Board of Appeals shall decide matters as authorized by this title. A concurring vote of four (4) members of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be necessary on any matter upon which it is authorized to decide by this title.
   D.   Jurisdiction And Authority: The Zoning Board of Appeals is hereby vested with the following jurisdiction and authority:
      1.   To establish a time for and conduct public hearings on and make written findings of fact and recommendations to the Village Board concerning applications for: a) variations; b) special use permits.
      2.   To decide appeals from any final order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator.
      3.   To hear, decide and consider all other matters referred to it by the Village Board or upon which it is required to act pursuant to the provisions of this title, or as prescribed by the applicable provisions of this Code or the Illinois Compiled Statutes. (Ord. 08-17-11-O1, 8-17-2011)
   E.   Compensation: Beginning January 1, 2016, the Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be paid annually five thousand one hundred dollars ($5,100.00), and all other members shall be paid annually four thousand two hundred dollars ($4,200.00). (Ord. 12-09-15-O5, 12-9-2015)