Property Maintenance Board of Appeals Authority

Property Maintenance Board of Appeals

[A] 111.1 Application for appeal. Any person directly affected by a decision of the code official or a notice or order issued under this code shall have the right to appeal to the Property Maintenance Board of Appeals, provided that a written application for appeal is filed within 20 days after the day the decision, notice, or order was served. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder has been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or the requirements of this code are adequately satisfied by other means. The board is additionally charged with the review of all proposed changes to the property maintenance code and to submit recommendations to the responsible official and the city council. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business. The board shall have no authority relative to the interpretation of the administrative provisions of this code nor shall the board be empowered to waive requirements of this code.

[A] 111.2 Membership of board. The Property Maintenance Board of Appeals shall consist of five members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to property maintenance and who are not employees of the jurisdiction. The code official shall be an ex-officio member but shall have no vote on any matter before the board. The board shall be appointed by the chief appointing authority and shall serve staggered and overlapping terms.

[A] 111.2.4 Secretary. The chief administrative officer shall designate a qualified person to serve as secretary to the board. The secretary shall file a detailed record of all proceedings in the office of the chief administrative officer.   

[A] 111.4 Open hearing. Hearings before the board shall be open to the public. The appellant, the appellant's representative, the code official, and any person whose interests are affected shall be given an opportunity to be heard. A quorum shall consist of not less than three members.