Sec. 27-32.  Board of Adjustment Membership and Term.


(a)   The board of adjustment shall consist of five regular members, plus one additional member designated as an alternate who shall attend and serve only when one of the regular members is unable to attend for any reason, each to be appointed for a term of three years by the mayor with approval of the council and removable for cause by the mayor as appointing authority upon written charges and after public hearings.  Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose term becomes vacant.  One member only of the board of adjustment shall be appointed from the membership of the planning commission, and the loss of membership on the planning commission by such member shall also result in his or her immediate loss of membership on the board of adjustment and appointment of another planning commissioner to the board of adjustment.  One position on the board of adjustment shall be filled by the appointment of a person who resides in the extraterritorial zoning  jurisdiction of the city.  The board of adjustment shall adopt rules in accordance with the provisions of any ordinance adopted pursuant to sections 19-901 to 19-914 of the Nebraska Revised Statutes.  Meetings of the board shall be held at the call of the chairperson and at such other times as the board may determine.  Such chairperson, or in his or her absence the acting chairperson, 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, indicating such fact, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall be immediately filed in the office of the board and shall be a public record.


(b)   The term of each regular member and the alternate member shall be three years, except that two members of the first commission to be so appointed after July 1, 2005, shall serve for terms of one year, two for terms of two years, and two for terms of three years.  All regular and alternate members shall hold office until their successors are appointed. 


Source:  Ord. No. 4822, 1, 8-1-05; Ord. No. 5193, 1, 1-17-12