Construction Board of Appeals

Name Position Contact  Term
Rick Brancato Member    Appointed:  3/2019
Term Expiration:  1/1/2024
Jim Colville Member   Appointed: 3/2019
Term Expiration: 1/1/2021
Thomas E. Miller  Member meadowbrookco@gmail.com Appointed: 3/2019
Term Expiration: 1/1/2023
Marc Tirikian Member marc.tirikian@gmail.com Appointed: 3/2019
Term Expiration: 1/1/2022
Sam Ciamillo  Member ciamilloheating@gmail.com  Appointed: 4/2019
Term Expiration: 1/1/2024
Dennis Szymanski Building Official/Staff Liaison dszymanski@eastpointecity.org  

Purpose:

The construction board of appeals shall hear the appeal and render and file its decision with a statement of reasons therefor with the city manager not later than 30 days after submission of the notice of appeal. The board shall modify or reverse the decision of the building inspector and/or grant a variance of a substantive requirement of the code, as set forth below, with a concurring vote of at least three members of the board. All decisions of the board shall be by resolution, certified copies of which shall be furnished to the appellant and the building inspector from whom the appeal was taken. The building inspector shall take immediate action in accordance with the decision of the board. Failure by the board to hear an appeal and file a decision within the time limit set forth in this section is deemed a denial of the appeal for the purpose of authorizing the institution of further appeals to the appropriate court. A record of decisions made by the board shall be kept by the building inspector and be open to the public for inspection during business hours.

Review the full Ordinance

Appointment: 

Members are appointed by the Mayor, subject to the approval of a majority vote of the Council. 

Membership: 

The construction board of appeals shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the mayor, and confirmed by the city council as follows: one for five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year. Thereafter, each new member shall serve for five years or until a successor has been appointed.

Meetings: 

The construction board of appeals shall meet upon notice from the chair, within ten days of the filing of a written notice of appeal, or at stated periodic meetings.