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Purpose. The purpose of the board of mechanical examiners shall be to review applications and approve the issuance of licenses in accordance with City Code.  The board shall be empowered to hear and determine interpretations of applicable codes and to permit exceptions, variances, or waivers therefrom, provided such exceptions, variances, or waivers meet the intent of the adopted code and do not endanger life, limb, property or public welfare.

Membership. In accordance with 5.63.120, the board shall be comprised of five members; two masters licensed in the particular trade, one engineer or equivalent practicing in the particular trade, and two persons who shall be a licensed journeyman, licensed master, or an engineer practicing in the particular trade. Members shall be appointed by the mayor and serve two year terms. Members shall not serve beyond the end of their appointed terms. Upon expiration of a term the position shall remain vacant until a successor is appointed.

Authority:  Ordinance 18382
Term: Two years
Term limits:  None
Meets: As needed basis only; 1st Wed at 4:30

Board members and term end dates:
Craig Strever, 10/31/14
Richard Beardmore, 1/31/16;
Stephen Ridgeway, 1/31/16
Darryl Kopfman, 6/30/16
Chuck Smelter, 6/30/16;

City Contact: Jerry Kastner, 368-1630, jkastner@topeka.org

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