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Purpose. The purpose of the Board of Electrical Appeals shall be to review applications and approve the issuance of licenses in accordance with the Code of the City of Topeka. The board shall be empowered to hear and determine interpretations of applicable codes and to permit exceptions, variances, or waivers there from, 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 City Code 5.63.120, the board shall be comprised of two licensed electrical masters two licensed journeymen, and an engineer practicing in the trade, however, the two positions designated to be filled by journeymen may be filled by licensed journeymen, licensed masters, or engineers practicing in the electrical 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: 18382
Terms: Two years
Meets: On an as needed basis only; 2nd Tuesday of the month, 4:00 PM
Term limits: None. No provisions for removal

Board members and term end dates:
Chair – Dode Lesser, 01/13/15, Master contractor
William Brown, 12/31/14, Licensed Master;
Dave Krug, 12/31/14, Engineer;
Jim Grunewald, 12/31/14, Licensed Master;
Shawn Smith, 12/31/14; Dode Lesser, 1/31/15 Contractor/Master.  

City Contact: Craig Johnson, 368-1627,

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