Scottsdale Board of adjustment amends rules of procedure

The Scottsdale Board of Adjustment approved two amendments to its rules of procedure during a special meeting on July 13.

The first change was made to Rule 201, to delete the current rule and replace it with the following language:

“Regular meetings of the Board shall be held in the City Hall Kiva (Council Chambers) or other location as designated by the Chair at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month or other date and time as determined by agreement of the members, provided property notice of such meetings is provided by the Zoning Administrator required under ARS 38-431 as amended.

Regular meetings may be canceled if there are no matters to consider. An optional study session may be held beginning no more than 30 minutes prior to the regularly scheduled meeting. All meetings of the Board of Adjustment, except an executive session called and noticed pursuant to state statutes, shall be open to the public. Interested parties are invited to observe study sessions; no formal voting will occur at a study session. Any action calling for a formal vote shall take place only at a public meeting.”

The item carried 7-0.

Additionally, the board amended Rule 207, to delete the current rule and replace it with the following language:

“In the event any member of the Board is unwilling to serve, or if any member is absent or tardy from three (3) consecutive meetings, or four (4) meetings within a six-month period, then the chair shall notify the mayor of the mayor’s designee, so that the consideration of removal and replacement of the member may be schedule for City Council action.”

The motion carried 7-0.

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