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    Building Code Appeals Board


    Considers variances, changes or adjustments in the City Building Code or the Fire Prevention Ordinance; hears appeals from owners of buildings and determines whether such buildings should be repaired, vacated or demolished in compliance with Code requirements.


    Board does not have regularly scheduled meetings; it is called upon when a ruling on a building or fire code is requested.


    Mr. Barry E. Layne
    Builder - Ward 1
    Mr. Otto F. Schonfelder
    General Contractor - Ward 4
    Ms. Jennipher B. Lucado 
    Property Manager - Ward 1
    Mr. Mark W. Smith
    Architect - Ward 1
    Mr. Walter G. Miles
    Engineer - Ward 4
    Mr. Thomas Sparhawk
    Citizen Member - Ward 4
    Updated 9/25/15

    Liaison: Doug Saunders:  434-455-3925

    Department Director: Kent White

    Membership: If qualified volunteers are available the members of the board shall include 1 member who is a licensed architect, 1 member who is a licensed engineer, 1 member who is an insurance professional, 2 members from the professional building trades, 1 experienced property manager and 1 citizen member from the city at-large.  In the event qualified volunteers for one or more of the designated categories of members are not available, City Council shall select at-large members on the basis of their ability to render fair and competent decisions regarding the application of the building and fire codes.  At least 1 member of the board should be an experienced builder and 1 member a licensed professional engineer or architect and 1 member an experienced property manager.

    September appointment

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