109.1 Mechanical board of appeals and examiners. There is hereby created a mechanical board of appeals and examiners to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the International Mechanical Code, International Fuel Gas Code, including Part V-Mechanical and Part VI-Fuel Gas of the International Residential Code, to determine that the provisions of these codes do not fully apply, to determine if an equally or better construction is proposed as an alternative, to review all prospective changes to the mechanical and fuel gas codes and to submit recommendations to the responsible official and the city council, to review licensing and test application determinations and to examine applicants for licensing, and to investigate matters brought to the board. It shall consist of five members qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to mechanical design, construction, and maintenance and the public health aspects of mechanical systems referenced in the International Mechanical Code and the International Fuel Gas Code. Members shall be appointed by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council and shall hold office for a term of three years. The board shall adopt rules and procedures for conducting its business. All decisions and findings shall be provided in writing to the appellant with a duplicate copy provided to the building services department.

109.1.1 Limitation of authority. The Mechanical board of appeals and examiners shall have no authority relative to interpretation of the administration of this code nor shall such board be empowered to waive requirements of this code.