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Technical Standards Committee

The Technical Standards Committee was created by the City's Drainage Ordinance to hear appeals from applicants aggrieved by any decision of the City Engineer under this ordinance.


Board/Commision:
Technical Standard Committee
Authorization:
Ordinance (14-5-2-15)
Meeting Time/Location:
Board meeting will be called as needed by appeals.
Purpose:
§ 14-5-2-15 APPEALS; TECHNICAL STANDARDS COMMITTEE.

(A) Any applicant aggrieved by a decision as to actions provided for in §§ 14-5-2-6, 14-5-2-12 and 14-5-2-13 of the City Engineer or absence of such decision, may appeal such decision to the Technical Standards Committee of the City. Such appeal shall be made by notice of appeal in writing addressed to the Chairperson of the Technical Standards Committee and delivered to the office of the City Engineer within 30 days after the date the decision was mailed to the applicant. The Chairperson of the Technical Standards Committee shall notify the applicant and the City Engineer of the date, time, and place of the appeal hearing at least five days prior to the hearing date. Such hearing shall be conducted not earlier than ten days nor later than 30 days after the filing of the notice of appeal. At the hearing, the Technical Standards Committee may consider such facts, exhibits, and engineering principles as may be presented by the appellant or the City Engineer or his designee, or of which the members may have knowledge or experience, and may affirm, reverse or modify the decision appealed from, and attach as conditions to their decision such requirements as in their opinion may be necessary or appropriate in compliance with the policies of §§ 14-5-2-1 et seq. to safeguard persons and property from storm water runoff. Each decision of the Technical Standards Committee shall be in writing and shall state reasons therefor. A copy of the decision shall be promptly mailed to the applicant and to the City Engineer.

(B) The City Engineer or applicant aggrieved by any decision of the Technical Standards Committee may appeal such decision to the City Council. Such appeal shall be requested by notice of appeal in writing addressed to the President of the City Council and delivered to the office of the City Council within 30 days after the date a copy of the decision was mailed to the applicant. Such appeal shall be heard after notice at the first available meeting of the City Council. The City Council may affirm, reverse, or modify the decision of the Technical Standards Committee.

(C) There is hereby created a Technical Standards Committee, consisting of five members who shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council, and who shall serve without pay. Two members shall serve for a term ending August 1, 1983, one member shall serve for a term ending August 1, 1984, and two members shall serve for terms ending August 1, 1985. Subsequent terms shall be for three years. Four of such members shall be registered in this state as professional engineers, be competent in the science of surface water hydrology, and have experience in solving surface drainage problems. The members shall select one member to serve as Chairperson, and their decisions shall be by majority vote of the members attending a hearing. A quorum shall consist of three members. The Technical Standards Committee shall hear and determine all appeals as provided by this section. The Committee may from time to time recommend modifications of §§ 14-5-2-1 et seq. to the Mayor. The City Engineer shall provide such facilities, supplies, and services, including postage, stationery and secretarial assistance, as may be required by the Committee.

(D) Matters relating to groundwater cleanup flows discharged to public storm drainage shall be excluded from the provisions of this section and shall be governed by regulations as promulgated by the Mayor and other normal administrative appeal procedures.

Current Membership
Representing Name
Term

1.
Professional Engineer Mr. Steven J. Metro
08/01/2015
2.
Professional Engineer Mr. Jeffrey G. Mortensen
08/01/2015
3.
Professional Engineer Mr. Kevin G. Patton
08/01/2015
4.
Professional Engineer Mr. Scott J. Steffen
08/01/2015
5.
At Large Mr. Ronald P. Bohannan
08/01/2015
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