Chapter 2.21


2.21.010    Established.

2.21.010 Established.

A. A board of adjustment, consisting of five members, is established to hear and determine requests for variances and special exceptions from the provisions of CHMC Title 17 and to consider appeals from certain administrative actions. However, the board of adjustment shall not have authority to hear requests for variances and special exceptions from Chapter 17.77 CHMC, as such is solely within the purview of the city council.

B. The board and its chairperson shall be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the mayor and shall be subject to confirmation by the city council.

C. Board members may be removed by the mayor at any time; provided, any member removed may appeal such removal to the city council by filing a letter appealing the removal with the city council at or before the council’s next regular meeting after the removal. If an appeal is filed, the council will review the removal and render a final decision. If no appeal is filed, the mayor’s decision shall be final.

D. Unless removed as provided above, appointments shall be for three-year staggered terms.

E. The board shall meet monthly on the third Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall when there is business scheduled; provided, that in accord with the State Open Meetings Act, the board may adjourn any meeting and reconvene it at a time convenient to all parties.

F. The board shall promulgate rules for the conduct of its meetings including providing for the selection of a chairperson.

G. The presence of three members shall be necessary to constitute a quorum.

H. No matter shall be scheduled for the board of adjustment’s consideration prior to the receipt of the completed application and all required accompanied materials, as approved by the city administrator. The completed application and all materials must be received by the city no later than 35 days prior to the board of adjustment meeting date at which the matter is to be considered. (Ord. 773 § 1, 1997; Ord. 753 § 17, 1997; Ord. 628 § 1, 1990. Formerly 17.72.010)