The Board of Adjustment is established in accordance with Chapter 89, RSMo., regarding the zoning of Cities. (Ord. No. 916 SS1, 4-4-88) The Board of Adjustment consists of five (5) members who are residents of the City. The membership of the first Board of Adjustment appointed shall serve respectively, one for 1 year, one for 2 years and 1 for two years, and 1 for five years. Thereafter, members shall be appointed for terms of five (5) years each. Three alternate members may be appointed to server in the absence of or the disqualification of the regular members. All members and alternates shall be removable for cause by the the appointing authority upon written charges and after public hearing. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose term becomes vacant. The Board of Adjustment shall elect its own Chairman who shall server for 1 year. (Ord. No. 916 SS1, 4-4-88) The Board of Adjustment shall adopt rules in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.
Meetings of the Board of Adjustment shall be held at the call of the Chairman and at such other times as the Board of Adjustment may determine. Such Chairman, or, in his/her absence, the Acting Chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witness. All meetings of the Board of Adjustment shall be open to the public. The Board of Adjustment 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 of Adjustment, and shall be public record. All testimony, objections thereto, and rulings thereon shall be taken down by a reporter employed by the Board of Adjustment for that purpose. (Ord. No. 916 SS 1, 4-4-88)