§ 1041-19. EJ Board of Appeals  


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  • The EJ Board of Appeals shall consist of five persons designated by the mayor with the approval of City Council, to serve for terms of three years each. City residents shall be afforded preference for appointment to the Board. The members of the EJ Board of Appeals shall consist of one public environmental health professional, one environmental engineering professional, one representative of the Cincinnati business community and two community representatives who are city residents with background knowledge and experience with EJ issues. The EJ Board of Appeals may adopt rules of practice and procedure as necessary. The Office of Environmental Quality shall provide administrative resources to the EJ Board of Appeals including, but not limited to, handling correspondence, issuing notices, compiling necessary data, and services for hearings.

    The EJ Board of Appeals shall conduct an evidentiary hearing on the record and shall, by majority vote, enter a decision affirming, reversing, vacating, or otherwise modifying the findings and conclusions made by the EJ examiner. A tie vote by the EJ Board of Appeals is deemed to affirm the findings and conclusion of the EJ Examiner. A decision by the EJ Board of Appeals is effective as of the date of the mailing of the decision. If the EJ Board of Appeals does not render a decision within 90 days following the filing of the appeal, the EJ Board of Appeals shall be deemed to have affirmed the decision of the EJ Examiner, unless an extension is granted by the EJ Board of Appeals for good cause.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 0210-2009, § 1, eff. July 24, 2009)