Housing Board of Appeals

Purpose

To hear and decide appeals after Public Hearings for variances from minimum
requirements of the City of Wyoming Housing Code.  The Housing Code relates to interior and exterior conditions of property and buildings, including structural soundness, sanitation, maintenance, interior space requirements, fire safety and rodent/insect/animal infestations.  It is applicable to all property - residential, commercial and industrial.

Powers

On a per case basis, the Housing Board of Appeals may reverse, modify or affirm
wholly or in part the requirements of the City of Wyoming Housing Code as stipulated by the code official enforcing the code provisions.  Action taken must be supported by findings of fact based on conditions, such as unreasonable hardship, property values in the near vicinity, public health, safety, welfare and blighting influences.

Obligations

Members must read and learn the City of Wyoming Housing Code in order to effectively make decisions.  Some field research is necessary related to the requested appeals.

Meeting Dates

First Thursday of each month, at the call of the Chair.

Meeting Time

7:00 p.m.

Meeting Place

City Hall, 1155 - 28th Street SW, Wyoming, MI  49509

Members

Five. 

Members shall be experienced in the building and housing fields with backgrounds or experience in engineering, architecture, construction trades, industry, banking, finance, home mortgages, real estate, or other traits or skills the City Council may deem beneficial in serving the City.

Appointment

City Council

Term

Five years, beginning July 1.

Compensation 

None

Staff Liaison Department

Building Inspections   616-530-7285