§ 20.12. Board of adjustment.  


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    Organization. There is hereby created a board of adjustment consisting of five members, each to be appointed by the mayor, and subject to confirmation by the city council for a term of two years and removable for cause by the appointing authority upon written charges and after public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose place becomes vacant for any cause, in the same manner as the original appointment was made. Two members heretofore appointed shall serve for one year, or until his successor is appointed, and three members as heretofore appointed, shall serve for two years, or until their successors are appointed, and thereafter each member reappointed or each new appointee shall serve for a full term of two years unless removed as hereinabove provided. Provided, however, that the mayor and city council may appoint three alternate members of the board of adjustment who shall serve in the absence of one of the regular members when requested to by the mayor or city manager, as the case may be, so that all cases to be heard by the board of adjustment will always be heard by a minimum number of the four members. The alternate member, when appointed, shall serve for the same period as the regular members, which is for a term of two years, and any vacancy shall be filled in the same manner and he shall be subject to removal in the same manner as the regular members.

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    Procedure. The board shall adopt rules to govern its proceedings, provided, however, that such rules are not inconsistent with the ordinance or statutes of the State of Texas. Meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the chairman and at such other times as the board may determine. The chairman, or in his absence, the acting chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the board shall be open to the public. The board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, showing the vote of each member upon each question, or if absent or failing to vote, indicate such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all which shall be immediately filed in the office of the board and shall be a public record.

Cross reference

Boards, committees, commissions, § 2-86 et seq.