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Board/Commission Name Local Board of Building Code Appeals / Fire Prevention Code Appeals Board 
Introduction/Overview/Duties Hears cases where the owner of a building, the owner's agent or any person is aggrieved by the local building department's application of the Uniform Statewide Building Code (USBC) or its refusal to grant a modification to the provisions of the USBC. Requests for appeals must be submitted in writing within 30 calendar days of the receipt of the decision being appealed. 
Length of Term Members serve terms of five years. 
Frequency/Times for Meetings Meetings are held whenever appeal applications are received. Times of meetings vary. Meetings are also held at least once a year to assure a duly constituted board, appoint officers as necessary and receive such training as may be appropriate. 
Membership The Board of Appeals shall consist of five members, and two alternate members appointed by the Board of County Supervisors. Employees or officials of the local government appointing the board shall not serve as board members. Members do not have to be residents of Albemarle County. Members are paid $45.00 per meeting, Albemarle Code 2-1105). 
Qualifications Members are selected based on their ability to render fair and competent decisions regarding application of the USBC. To the extent possible, they will represent different fields relating to the construction industry. It is preferred that one member be an experienced builder, one be a registered design professional and one be a property manager. 
County Members/Term Expiration Fred Huckstep - Term Expires 11/21/2018
Diane Allen - Term Expires 11/21/2018
Doug Lowe- Term Expires 11/21/2019
John Matthews- Term Expires 11/21/2016
Charles Newton- Term Expires 11/21/2017
David Booth - Alternate Member/-Term Expires 11/21/2018
Joseph Schinstock- Alternate Member/-Term Expires 11/21/2013 
Web site for more information N/A 
Comments cc of appointment letter to:

Jay Schlothauer, Building Official
Howard Lagomarsino, Fire Marshal
County Attorney
Commonwealth's Attorney

Gets special letter when appointed.

Also serves on the Albemarle County Fire Prevention Code Appeals Board. The Chairman and Secretary shall serve in same capacity on both boards.

See County Code Section 6-202. 

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