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(A) There shall be a Board of Adjustment consisting of five regular in-village members, two regular extraterritorial jurisdiction members, and three alternate in-village members, and two alternate extraterritorial jurisdiction members. Five regular members of the Board shall be citizens of the village and shall be appointed by the Village Council, and two regular extraterritorial jurisdiction members shall be appointed by the County Board of Commissioners and shall be a citizen of the extraterritorial area outside the village limits. The Village Council shall appoint three alternate members for the municipalities’ regular members and the County Board of Commissioners shall appoint two alternate members for the extraterritorial members. Alternates shall serve on the Board in the absence or temporary disqualification of any regular member or to fill a vacancy pending appointment of a member. Each alternate, while attending any regular or special meeting of the Board and serving on behalf of any regular member, shall have and may exercise all the powers and duties of a regular member. Extraterritorial jurisdiction members shall only serve on matters involving property located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction. All members shall be residents of the village or its extraterritorial jurisdiction, respectively.
(B) Board of Adjustment regular members and alternates shall be appointed for three-year staggered terms, but both regular members and alternates may continue to serve until their successors have been appointed. Vacancies may be filled for the unexpired terms only.
(C) Members may be reappointed to successive terms without limitation.
(D) Unless the Village Council takes specific action to excuse the absences and reappoints a member after being informed by the Administrator of the member’s failure to attend, regular Board of Adjustment members may be removed for failure to attend three consecutive meetings or for failure to attend 50% of the regular meetings in any 12-month period. Absence due to sickness, death, or other emergencies of like nature shall be recognized as excused absences, and shall not affect the member’s status on the Board, except that in the event of a long illness or other such cause for prolonged absence, the member shall be replaced. Alternate members may likewise be removed for failure to attend or participate in three consecutive meetings for which the member’s attendance is requested. The Administrator shall notify in writing any member for whom one more absence will trigger removal. In addition, the Administrator or a member of the Village Council may propose removal of a member for any other good cause related to the performance of Board duties, but before removal on that basis, the member shall be given an opportunity to appear before the Village Council to address the issues involved.
(E) If a regular or alternate member moves outside the jurisdiction of the village, that shall constitute a resignation from the Board.
(Prior Code, Ch. 1 Art. XII § 1201)