There is created in the city a Building and Standards Commission which the city expressly finds is in the public interest and is necessary to preserve the health, safety and welfare of its citizens. The Building and Standards Commission shall undertake its public duties on behalf of the city in the manner and form prescribed prescribed by this subchapter.
The Commission shall consist of one panel of seven members and two alternates, each of whom shall be duly qualified elector of the city or of DeWitt County. Commissioners or alternates residing outside of the city shall be required to either work in the city, own a business located in the city or pay municipal taxes. Each Commission member and alternate shall be appointed by the City Council. No more than two no-residents shall be eligible for simultaneous appointment to or service upon the Commission as either a member or alternate. It is declared policy of the city that the City Council may consider appointment to the Commission those persons who have demonstrated their civic interest, general knowledge of the community, independent and intelligent judgment, understanding of neighborhood integrity and availability to prepare for and attend meetings, and who by reason of diversity of their occupations, constitute a Commission which is broadly representative of the community. Alternate shall serve when requested to do so by the Mayor or the City Manager.
Commission meets on a quarterly basis in the City Council Chambers, located at 212 E Main Street.