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The Building and Housing Board of Appeals is a dual purpose board established by Section 106 of the Standard Housing Code and Section 105 of the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code. The Board consists of five (5) members, one engineer, one architect and three members at large from the construction industry, who have staggered three (3) year terms. The Board meets at the call of the chairman as needed in the Commission Chamber of City Hall. The powers and duties of the Building and Housing Board of Appeal include: 1) providing the final interpretation of the provisions of the Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code; 2) consider and determine appeals whenever it is claimed that the true intent and meaning of the Standard Housing Code or any of its regulations have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted; 3) permit, in appropriate cases where the application of the requirement of this code in the allowance of the stated time for the performance of any action required hereunder would appear to cause undue hardship on an owner, one or more extensions of time, not to exceed 120 days each, from the date of such decision by the board. Such requests for additional extensions of time shall be filed with the housing official not less than 30 days prior to the expiration of the current extension. The members of the Board do not have to file an annual Statement of Financial Interest.
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