(A)   There is hereby established and created a Vacant Property Review Commission (the Commission) for the City of Richmond. The Commission shall be composed of five members who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Commissioners. Members of the Commission shall be residents of the city and shall serve for terms of five years and until their successors are duly appointed and qualified, except that the members first appointed shall be so appointed that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as regular appointments and for the unexpired term of the vacancy. Members shall serve without pay. No officer or employee of the city whose duties include enforcement of housing, building, plumbing, fire, maintenance, or related codes shall be appointed to the Commission.
   (B)   The Commission shall be charged with the duty of determining whether a property within city limits is blighted or deteriorated in accordance with the definition of those terms as hereinabove set forth and of carrying out the substantive and procedural directives associated with that determination as herein set forth.
   (C)   The Commission shall conduct its business at meetings scheduled and held in conformity with the requirements of the Kentucky Open Meetings Act. Meetings shall be called by the city's Director of Codes Enforcement (the Director) when and as necessary to consider properties alleged by the Director to be blighted or deteriorated within the meaning of this chapter.
(Ord. 07-35, passed 11-13-07)