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(A) Establishment. A Board of Zoning Appeals is hereby created and shall have all the powers and duties prescribed by law and by this chapter.
(B) Composition, appointment, term. The Board shall consist of seven members appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council. Each member shall be appointed for a period of three years, except that two of the initial members shall be appointed for two years. The term of at least two members expire each year. In the event of death or resignation of a member, the Mayor, with the approval of Council, shall make the appointment for the duration of the unexpired portion of the term of the member. The members of the Board shall be residents of the city and shall serve without compensation. No member may also be a member of the Planning Commission.
(C) Board organization. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall elect a Chairman and Secretary from its membership, and shall adopt rules and bylaws for the conduct of its affairs.
(D) Quorum and voting. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall require a quorum of four members at all its meetings and the concurring vote of four members shall be necessary to effect any order.
(E) Meetings. Regular meetings of the Board shall be held as prescribed by the rules and bylaws adopted under division (C) of this section. Special meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals may be called by the chairperson or by the written request of two other Board members. All meetings of the Board shall be public. The Board may meet in executive session if permitted by applicable state law.
(F) Witnesses. The Board of Zoning Appeals Chairman or Acting Chairman may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses in all matters coming within the review of this chapter.
(G) Alternate member. The Mayor may, with the approval of Council, appoint an alternate member of the Board of Zoning Appeals to serve for a term of three years. The alternate member may serve in the place of any member of the Board of Zoning Appeals who is temporarily unable to perform the duties of a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals.
(Ord. 16-167, passed 2-7-17)