[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Suffield 8-8-1985 (Ch. 5, Art. III, of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is hereby established in the Town, pursuant to § 29-266 of the General Statutes, a Building Code Board of Appeals, which shall consist of five members, all of whom shall meet the qualifications set forth in the State Building Code.
The members of the Building Code Board of Appeals shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and shall serve a term of four years, except that the initial terms shall be as follows: two members shall be appointed for a term to end June 30, 1986; one member for a term to end June 30, 1987; one member for a term to end June 30, 1988; and one member for a term to end June 30, 1989.
The Board of Selectmen shall appoint alternate members who may sit on the Building Code Board of Appeals in the absence of any regular members. The number of alternate members shall equal the number of regular members. Such alternates shall meet the same qualifications as required for regular members of the Board and, while sitting on the Board, shall have the full power and authority of the regular member.
When the Building Official rejects or refuses to approve the mode or manner of construction proposed to be followed or the materials to be used in the erection or alteration of a building or structure, or when it is claimed that the provisions of the State Building Code do not apply or that an equally good or more desirable form of construction can be employed in a specific case, or when it is claimed that the true intent and meaning of the State Building Code and regulations have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the permit, in whole or in part, having been refused by the Building Official, the owner of such building or structure, whether already erected or to be erected, or his authorized agent may appeal, in writing, from the decision of the Building Official to the Board of Appeals. The powers and duties of the Building Code Board of Appeals shall be subject to change in accordance with § 29-266 of the General Statutes and the State Building Code, as may be amended from time to time.
The Building Code Board of Appeals shall select one of its members as Chairperson, and the Building Official shall designate a clerk to serve as secretary and keep a detailed record of all proceedings. All hearings shall be organized and conducted according to the State Building Code and the General Statutes, as may be amended from time to time.