One annual meeting in January. Other meetings scheduled by the chair as needed.
The City of Northfield Rental Housing Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of the rental code. The board shall also hear petitions for variances as allowed by the rental housing code.
An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of the rental housing code or the rules legally adopted have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply, or an equally good or better form of compliance is proposed. Appeals will not be heard that argue the literal understanding of a provision. The board shall have no authority to waive requirements of the rental housing code. All decisions made by the board are final.
If possible, appeal hearings (when requested) will be held 7:00 p.m. on a Thursday. In the event of a conflict on a Thursday, hearings will be scheduled to meet the requirements of the ordinance.