CHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNINGCHAPTER XVI. ZONING AND PLANNING\ARTICLE 2. BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

There is hereby created a board of zoning appeals which shall consist of three members who shall be resident taxpayers of the city. No more than one member of said board shall also be a member of the planning and zoning commission. No member shall receive any compensation for his services.

(Ord. 227, Sec. 1; Code 1991, 17-301)

(a)   Of the members first appointed, one shall serve for a term of one year; one for a term of two years, and one for a term of three years. Subsequent appointments shall be for a term of three years each.

(b)   The city council shall have the power to remove any member of the board for cause after a public hearing.

(c)   A person appointed to fill a vacancy on the board shall serve only for the unexpired term of the member whose position became vacant.

(d)   In the event the term of the planning arid zoning commission member on the board shall expire prior to his or her term on the board of zoning appeals, and provided such member is not reappointed to the planning and zoning commission, his or her term on the board of zoning appeals shall become vacant conterminously with the expiration of his or her term on the planning and zoning commission.

(Ord. 227, Sec. 1; Code 1991, 17-302)

The members of the board of zoning appeals shall annually elect one of their number to serve as chairperson of the board. The board also may appoint one of their number or another employee of the city to serve as secretary of the board. The board also shall have power to adopt reasonable rules and regulations for the conduct of its business.

(K.S.A. 12-714; Ord. 490, Sec. 3; Code 2007)

The board shall meet at the call of the chairperson or at such other times as the board may determine. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing evidence presented, findings of fact by the board, decisions of the board, and the vote upon each question before it.

(K.S.A. 12-714; Ord. 490, Sec. 4; Code 2007)

The members of the board of zoning appeals shall have and exercise all the powers and duties as provided in K.S.A. 12-715 and amendments thereto.

(Ord. 490, Sec. 5; Code 2007)