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Section 112 of the International Building Code(s) shall be amended to read as follows:

Section 112. Board of Appeals. In order to determine the suitability of alternate materials and methods of construction and to provide for reasonable interpretation of the provisions of this code, there shall be and is hereby created a Board of Appeals, to be known as the Mid-Columbia Building Appeals Commission, consisting of seven (7) members who are qualified by experience and training to pass upon matters pertaining to building construction. The Board of Appeals shall be jointly appointed by the local Council of Government (COG). The membership of the Board shall consist of a representative of Franklin County, a representative of Benton County, a civil engineer, an architect, a general contractor, a specialty contractor and a fire specialist. The term of membership on the Board shall be for a period of five (5) years. The Building Officials of each appointing agency shall be ex officio members of the Board and shall serve as Secretary of the Board on a rotating basis. The Board shall adopt reasonable rules and regulations for conducting its investigations and shall tender all decisions and findings in writing to all the Building Officials and Fire Chiefs with a duplicate copy to the appellant and may recommend to the City Councils and/or Boards of County Commissioners such new legislation as is consistent therewith.

[Ord. 4515 § 2, 2021; Ord. 4108, 2013; Ord. 3964, 2010; Ord. 3670 § 2, 2004; Ord. 3133 § 3, 1996; Ord. 2867 § 1, 1992; Ord. 2237 § 1, 1981; Ord. 1853 § 1, 1977; Code 1970 § 16.04.020.]