International Residential, Building, and Fire Codes.

112.1 General. In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, to review all proposed changes to the respective codes and to submit recommendations to the responsible official and the city council, to review requests for house moves, and to examine applicants for licensing and to investigate matters brought before the Board, there shall be and is hereby created a Board of Appeals and Examiners. The building official shall be an ex officio member of the Board but shall have no vote on any matter before the Board. Members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Council and shall hold office for a term of three years. The Board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business, and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy to the building and/or fire official.

The Board in exercising its authority over house moving may deny the building request, or may require additional stipulations to be placed on the building permit to address the protection of the property values and neighborhood compatibility.

112.2 Limitation on authority. An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted thereunder have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. 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.