CHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNINGCHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING\ARTICLE 2. BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

The board of zoning appeals shall consist of five members. Two members may reside outside the city limits but within a limit of three miles from the city limits. Three members shall reside within the city. The Mayor with the approval of the Governing Body shall appoint all members. None of the members shall hold any other public office of the City with the exception that two members shall be members of the planning commission, one of which may reside within the three-mile area outside city limits. Each member shall serve a term of three years, except that two terms shall be for two years so that the terms will be staggered. All terms shall begin on the date of the first regular council meeting in May. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor with the approval of the Governing Body. Members shall serve without compensation.

(Ord. 1028; Code 2016)

Vacancies will be filled by appointment to the planning commission.

(a)   The board of zoning appeals shall annually elect a chairperson, a vice- chairperson, and such other officers as may be necessary and they shall serve as such for one year and until their successors have been selected. The board shall elect a secretary who shall keep a complete and accurate record of all proceedings, hearings, and actions of the board. The secretary may either be a member of the board or someone else who is not a member of the board.

The board shall meet at such time and place as may be fixed by said board and special meetings may be called by the chairman or in his absence by the vice- chairman, and a majority of said board shall constitute a quorum of the transaction of business.

The board of zoning appeals shall have the power to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the Codes Administrator in the enforcement of these regulations.

The fee for an application for appeal shall be as set by separate ordinance.