Appointments to various McMinnville boards were made by city officials last week, with one including the reinstatement of an appeals board that stopped meeting years ago.
The Board of Adjustment Appeals hears disagreements between property owners and the codes department over building code issues. McMinnville Planning and Zoning manager Josh Baker says he asked Mayor Jimmy Haley to reinstate the appeals process and that board.
“When it comes to building code issues, we need to have an appeals process for individuals who disagree with me,” said Baker. “The Board of Adjustment Appeals will hear from me and from the property owner and make the determination on which one of us is right.”
Assigned to the newly reinstated board are Jim Brock, Joey Haston, Amie Hodges, David Marttala and Jerry Williamson.
Codes also has the Board of Zoning Appeals, which hears disputes between codes and property owners regarding zoning codes and sign codes within the zoning codes.
“The Board of Zoning Appeals cannot hear building code issues,” said Baker. “It can only hear issues pertaining to zoning codes and sign codes within the zoning codes. We need to have an appeals process for both.”
Assigned to the Board of Zoning Appeals are Jim Brock and Joey Haston, who will join current members David Marttala, Tom Ward and Jerry Williamson.
Haley nominated himself to the McMinnville Electric System Board of Public Utilities, which was unanimously confirmed by the board.
“I’ve never been on McMinnville Electric System’s board,” said Haley, in explaining the nomination of himself. “I’ve always wanted to, but I’ve never had the opportunity. If it’s the wishes of the board, I would like to.”
The position is the only paid appointment by the board. Board members meet once a month and are paid $200.
Rounding out the other appointments:
• Planning Commission — Jimmy Haley, Jim Brock, Amie Hodges and Anthony Pelham
• Historic Zoning Commission — Ben Newman and Tom Ward
• 911 Board — Mike Neal
• Senior Citizens Board — Jimmy Bonner
• Alcoholic Beverage Board — Patricia Riffe, Mary Robbins and Ben Newman
• Housing Authority — Tommy Savage
Individuals were nominated by Haley and approved by the full board.