Building Code Advisory Board
The Board is very proud of how they help the community and provide support when concerns are brought to the building department for resolution in an appeals process. Members of this Board are professionals in fields of construction, architecture and design, or have trade experience. There is also one general community member who serves on the Board. The breadth of experience of those who serve on the Board allows them to gain a better understanding of the perspectives of homeowners, contractors, and community members.
The work of the Building Code Advisory Board has included expediting the resolution of several appeals hearings, most recently one involving the demolition of a home that had been under construction for 12 years, and another involving a home that was under construction for six years.
How does the appeal process work?
For example, the Chief Building Inspector makes a decision on a project and then neighbors or the homeowner or contractor bring it before the Board. The Chief Building Official makes a final decision in conjunction with the Community Development Director. If the homeowner or contractor is not happy with the decision he/she can appeal to the Building Code Board according to the International Code Council rules. The Board will make a final decision by a vote with all board members and then the final decision is made by the City attorney. Typically the City attorney will review legal paperwork with the Board prior to a meeting. The City attorney then completes the final paperwork based on the recommendation from the Board.
The Building Code Advisory Board meets on an as needed basis and there are five members who serve on this Board.
The Building Code Advisory Board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 9:00 am, on an as-needed basis
Agendas and Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
Minutes are also available following approval.
- Al Gallo - District I Representative
- Jason McCollough - District II Representative
- Ronald Abo - Chair, District III Representative
- John Kellow - District IV Representative
- Nathan Hoppe - At-Large Representative
The Building Code Advisory Board:
- Acts as a hearing board on appeals to decisions of the building inspector
- Determines the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction
- Provides for reasonable interpretations of the Uniform Codes
By City Ordinance, members of this board shall be qualified by experience and trained to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction. Members of this Board represent the following categories:
- One licensed engineer
- One licensed architect
- One builder
- Two at-large members from fields related to the construction industry