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(A) There is hereby created and established a Board of Zoning Adjustment consisting of five members to be appointed by the Mayor to serve for terms of four (4) years each, provided that the members currently serving at the time this amendment becomes effective shall continue in office exercising the powers, duties, and functions provided for the Board under this Charter until their respective terms shall expire. Thereafter each member shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years and shall continue in office until his or her successor is appointed. However, no one citizen member of the Board of Zoning Adjustment shall be permitted for any reason to serve more than five (5), four (4) year terms on the Board after the date of this amendment.
(B) The Board of Zoning Adjustment shall have the power to hear and decide appeals for exceptions to and variances in the application of resolutions, ordinances, regulations, other legislative measures and administrative determinations governing zoning in the City, as may be required to afford justice and avoid unreasonable hardship. The Board of Zoning Adjustment may make advisory recommendations to Council and the Planning Commission concerning zoning matters; and shall exercise such other powers, duties and functions as provided by Council. (November 6, 2012)