(a)   Composition and Term.  The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals shall consist of five (5) qualified electors of the Municipality who shall hold no other municipal office.  The five (5) members shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to approval by Council, two (2) to serve a term of one (1) year, one (1) to serve a term of two (2) years, one (1) to serve a term of three (3) years, and one (1) to serve a term of four (4) years. In the event that any vacancy shall not be so filled within sixty (60) days, any member of Council may nominate a qualified individual to fill the vacancy, subject to the approval of a majority of the members of Council.  Their successors shall serve a term of four (4) years.  Board members shall serve without compensation.  Board members shall have been continuously a resident of the Municipality, or in territory subsequently annexed thereto, or in the Municipality and annexed territory in any combination, continuously for at least two (2) years immediately prior to the date of their appointment.  A vacancy occurring during the term of any member of the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals shall be filled for the unexpired term in the manner provided herein authorized for an original appointment.  At the first meeting each year, the Board shall elect a Chair and a Vice-Chair from the five (5) members for the remainder of the calendar year.
   (b)   Powers and Duties.  The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals shall have the power to hear and decide appeals for exceptions to and variances in the application of resolutions, ordinances, regulations, measures, and orders of administrative officials or agencies governing zoning and building in the Municipality, as may be required to afford justice and avoid unreasonable hardship, subject to such reasonable standards as shall be prescribed by Council, and such other powers as may be granted to it by Council.  Meetings shall be called by the Chair and at other times as its members may determine, shall be open to the public and the Board shall maintain a record of the vote of each member on each question.  Procedure before the Board of Zoning and Building Appeals shall be in accordance with ordinance of Council or rules or regulations established by the Board not inconsistent therewith. 
(Amended 11-6-07; 11-2-10; 11-7-17)