A. Established: There is hereby established a hillside review board for the city.
B. Powers and Duties: The hillside review board shall have the following responsibilities:
1. Review proposed development within the hillside development overlay zone and make a recommendation for approval, conditional approval, or denial to the planning commission and city council.
2. Provide advice and support as needed to the city staff, planning commission and city council in connection with reviewing requests for zone changes or other development applications within the hillside development overlay zone.
C. Membership, Appointment: The hillside review board shall consist of five (5) members as follows:
1. Two (2) persons who are experts in any of the following fields: landscaping, architecture, civil engineering, geology, real estate or similar applicable areas of expertise; and three (3) citizens of the city representing the public at large. If it is not possible to fill the member positions of the field of expertise, these positions shall be assumed by citizens at large.
2. All members shall be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. The board shall select a chairperson and determine a meeting schedule.
D. Membership, Terms, Vacancies: The members of the hillside review board, appointed as provided above, shall serve for two (2) years on overlapping terms. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of the term.
E. Quorum – Vote Required: A quorum of the hillside review board shall be three (3) members; and a majority vote of a quorum shall be required for a decision of any matter before the board, but the minimum number of yes votes required for a decision shall never be less than three (3). If a quorum is not present, no meeting shall be held, and any items of business shall be continued to the next meeting of the board. (Ord. 2020-06-002, 6-4-2020)