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Posted on: April 17, 2020

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Dangerous Building Board of Appeals - City Code Ch 151.002(L)

One public member, term is indefinite. Requirement: Resident of the City of Marshalltown. Meets infrequently, as needed.

"Ref § 151.002 (L) Section 112 Board of Appeals: In order to determine the suitability of the alternate materials and types of construction, and to provide for reasonable interpretation of all the provisions of this Code, there shall be and hereby is enacted a Board of Appeals, consisting of five members who are qualified by experience and training, to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction. The building Official shall be an ex-officio member and shall act as the Secretary of the Board. The Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of the City Council, and said Board shall render a decision within thirty days from the time any matter is submitted to it. The Board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its investigations, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the Building Official with a duplicate copy to the appellant, and may recommend to the City Council such new legislation as is consistent therewith. The terms of each member shall be five years provided, however that the original appointments to the Board shall be as follows: One member shall be appointed for an initial one year term, one member for an initial two year term, one member for an initial three year term, one member for an initial four year term, and one member for an initial five year term. The present existing Board shall continue under current appointments. The Board of appeals shall have no authority relative to interpretation of the administrative portions of this Code, nor shall the Board be empowered to waive requirements of this Code."

Electrical Appeals Board - City Code Ch 154.016

Individuals may appeal decisions made by the electrical inspector with the electrical appeals board.  Three public members, six year terms. Requirement: One licensed electrical contractor, a journeyman electrician, a representative of the public. Resident of the City of Marshalltown. Meets infrequently, as needed.

Housing Advisory Board - City Code Ch 152.008

Needed: One member, indefinite term. Required experience: Iowa Registered Architect or Engineer, must be a resident of the City of Marshalltown.

Meets infrequently, as needed. Hears appeals. 

"The Housing Appeals Board shall consist of one (1) Iowa licensed realtor; one (1) Iowa registered architect or engineer; one (1) contractor experienced in remodeling; one (1) lending institution representative; two (2) representatives of the general public, one (1) of whom shall be a landlord.  Each board member shall have had at least five (5) years’ experience in his or her respective field." Six members. Members appointed by the Mayor serve for an indefinite period of time.

Please apply by completing the Volunteer Boards and Commission form.

A paper form is is also available at the city clerk’s office.

Applications are reviewed by the Mayor. Appointments are made by the Mayor and ratified by the Council. The State of Iowa requires gender neutral board composition.

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