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(a) Appointment. The Board shall consist of five members who shall be residents of the City and be appointed by the City Commission. Each member shall serve a term of three (3) years. Members of the Board shall be removable for nonperformance of duty, misconduct in office, or other cause, by the City Commission, upon written charges having been filed with the Clerk of the City Commission and charges having been served upon the member so charged at least ten days prior to the hearing, either personally or by certified mail, or by leaving same at their usual place of residence. The member shall be given an opportunity to be heard and answer such charges. Vacancies shall be filled by the City Commission and shall be for the unexpired term.
(b) Organization and Procedure. The Board shall organize and adopt rules for its own government not inconsistent with law or with any other ordinance of the City. Meetings of the Board shall be held monthly, unless determined otherwise, and at the call of the Chairman and at such other times as the Board may determine. The Chairman or in his absence, the acting chairman, may administer oaths and the Board may request the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the Board shall be adjudication hearings and shall be open to the public. Factual evidence may be offered by affected parties. The Board shall keep minutes of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be filed in the Department of Community Development upon approval and shall be public record.
(1) Three members of the Board shall constitute a quorum. The Board shall act by resolution; and the concurring vote of three (3) members of the Board shall be necessary to reverse any order or determination of any Administrative Officer, to decide in favor of an applicant in any matter of which the Board has original jurisdiction under this Zoning Ordinance or to grant any variance from the requirements stipulated in this zoning ordinance.
(2) The Board may call upon the City Departments for assistance in the performance of its duties, and it shall be the duty of such departments to render such assistance to the Board as may reasonably be required.
(Ord. 17-029. Passed 2-27-17.)