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Board of Appeals - July 2, 2020 Minutes

Members Present: Clay Dietrich, Dave Obermiller, Kevin Bartram and Brian Berg.

Members Absent: Mike Wild and Justin Schoenberg.

Others Present: Bruce Taralson, Christine Rose, Ryan Erickson, Gretchen Morlan, and Donald Kress.

Chairperson Dietrich called the meeting to order. Mr. Obermiller moved to approve the minutes of the October 3, 2019 meeting and Mr. Berg seconded the motion. All members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.

Mr. Bartram and Mr. Berg introduced themselves as a new board members. Mr. Taralson explained the functions of the Board to new members.

Unfinished Business
Mr. Taralson stated that there was no unfinished business to discuss.

New Business
a. Election of Officers

Mr. Obermiller motioned to keep the 2019 Chairperson and Vice Chairperson as the current Chairperson and Vice Chairperson. Mr. Bartram seconded the motion. All members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried. Mr. Clay Dietrich will remain as chairperson, and Mr. Mike Wild will remain as vice-chairperson.

Staff Reports

Mr. Taralson explained the process of reviewing and adopting new code editions and the impact of the Board of Appeals on the State of North Dakota. He stated that the 2021 code editions will be purchased toward the end of the year, and the upcoming code review will begin for another cycle adoption. The local amendment process was discussed.

Mr. Taralson stated that the bylaws will be reviewed at the next Board meeting with the intent of changing the Annual Meeting date from the first weekend in July to another month to avoid holding a meeting around a holiday weekend.

Mr. Obermiller inquired about the past appeal meeting and if there was a resolution to Mr. Watkin’s appeal. Mr. Taralson stated that the Owner decided to let areas of the building sit unused for a time. Further permits were withheld until the Dangerous Building violation was resolved. He furthered that the project is moving forward but there are stipulations, and work is taking place in other spaces.

Mr. Obermiller motioned to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Berg seconded the motion. There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Bruce Taralson
Board Secretary