(A)   The Housing Board of Appeals having been created pursuant to Ord. D-443 is hereby continued. This Board shall consist of five members appointed by Council. Membership on the Board shall consist of a building contractor, a registered architect or engineer, two members of the general public, and an individual registered as a building official, plan reviewer, or inspector under state law. The latter member may be a city employee. The term of each member shall be three years, the terms of two members expiring in the even-numbered years and the terms of three members expiring in the odd-numbered years.
   (B)   Council may appoint not more than two alternate members to the Board, said alternate members to have the same term as regular members of the Board, with one alternate member’s term expiring in even-numbered years and one alternate member’s term expiring in the odd-numbered years, and to be subject to the same qualifications and other provisions contained herein applicable to regular members of the Board.
   (C)   The Chairperson of the Board may call upon either or both of the alternate members on a rotating basis to sit as regular members of the Board in the absence of one or two regular members; or where a regular member has abstained for reasons of a conflict of interest.
   (D)   Once appointed to hear a case, an alternate member shall serve in the case and shall have the same voting rights as a regular member of the Board until a decision has been made.
   (E)   The Board annually shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and other officers that the Board considers necessary. The Chief Inspector, or his or her designated representative, shall serve as the Secretary of the Board.
   (F)   A majority of the Board appointed and serving constitutes a quorum. Final action of the Board shall be only by affirmative vote of a majority of the Board members appointed and serving.
   (G)   Meetings of the Board shall be held pursuant to the state’s Open Meetings Act, Public Act 267 of 1976, being M.C.L. §§ 15.261 through 15.275, as amended.
(Prior Code, § 12.14) (Ord. D-1651, passed 2-10-1992, effective 2-10-1992; Ord. O-178, passed 5-9-2016, effective 5-19-2016)