Board of Building Code Appeals

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The City of Gardner is accepting applications for all five positions of the Board of Building Code Appeals. One member must have experience in electricity, one member must have experience in plumbing, and one member must have experience in heating and air conditioning. The remaining two members do not need experience in a particular area. See information below to learn more about the board and to complete an application. 

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DESCRIPTION

The Board of Building Code Appeals is a citizen-based body that advises the City Council on the following items:

  • Matters pertaining to changes and or improvements of the construction and reconstruction of facilities
  • Procedures which will increase the life, health, and safety of such facilities
  • Recommendations regarding the Property Maintenance Code

The Board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its investigations and shall render all decisions and findings in writing to the building official with a duplicate copy to the appellant.

SCHEDULE AND ATTENDANCE

Appointees violate the City's board and commissions attendance policy if they receive notice of meetings and without excuse miss three consecutive meetings or attend fewer than two-thirds (2/3) of the regular or special meetings of the board or commission on which they serve within the twelve month period following the member's appointment, or an anniversary date thereof. "Excuse" shall mean more than inconvenience and includes illness or family emergency. Business commitments shall not be a good excuse.

QUALIFICATIONS

 Preferred candidates for appointment shall be:
  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • A registered voter
  • A resident of the City of Gardner, or be otherwise connected to the community in terms of property ownership, business affairs or by offering a unique and necessary expertise
 An individual is only eligible for appointment to, and may serve as, a member of only one board or commission at any given time.
 

When an individual has served for a period of eight consecutive years on one particular body, that member generally will not be eligible for reappointment until the member has vacated the position for one full term. Board or commission members may be reappointed beyond the eight year limit under exceptional circumstances

COMPENSATION

Appointees serve on a volunteer basis and shall not be compensated for their services, but may be reimbursed for expenses in carrying out their duties.

 

TO APPLICANT: Please complete the application in full. The public service application is considered an open record. If you are not selected to serve at this time, your application will be kept on file for 12 months from the date it was received and will be reconsidered as vacancies occur.

Appointees violate the City's boards and commissions attendance policy if they miss three consecutive meetings or attend fewer than 2/3 of the regular or special meetings of the board or commission on which they serve within the twelve month period following the member's appointment."Excuse" shall mean more than inconvenience and includes illness or family emergency. Business commitments shall not be a good excuse.

NOTE: Once you begin the application, you cannot save, so please allow enough time to complete the application in its entirety and do not navigate away from this page.


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Are you a registered voter?
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Are you a registered voter?
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Do you live within the city limits of Gardner?
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Do you live within the city limits of Gardner?
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Date you attended board meeting
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Why do you wish to serve on this board?
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Have you served on any other City board or commission?
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Have you served on any other City board or commission?
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Describe any work or volunteer experience you have related to the function of this board
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Please list your areas of expertise and education that would benefit the board for which you are applying
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Do you or your spouse have any monetary interest, direct or indirect, to any pending or incomplete transaction or contract to which the City is, or is to be, a party?
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Do you or your spouse have any monetary interest, direct or indirect, to any pending or incomplete transaction or contract to which the City is, or is to be, a party?
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If you answered "Yes" to the above question, please explain:
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Other information or comments
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How did you learn about this vacancy?
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Electronic Signature:

By my signature, I hereby certify that the information given in this application is true and correct and I understand that any misrepresentation or omission may result in the rejection of my application.

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Electronic Signature: By my signature, I hereby certify that the information given in this application is true and correct and I understand that any misrepresentation or omission may result in the rejection of my application.
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