The city doesn't receive many challenges on its building code requirements. However, when it does, it needs a knowledgeable board of appeal to review the circumstances.
Layton recently received its first appeal in almost a decade and the City Council has had to appoint an all-new board of appeals.Dee Staples, Ed Green, Vaughn Covington, Jerry Chatterton and Scott Hodge have all been appointed to five-year terms on the board. They are all local building contractors, except Hodge, who is Clearfield City's building director.
"They all seem to be very qualified people," said Councilman Stuart Adams.
The new appeal was submitted by a west Layton resident who doesn't believe the city's requirement for a 7-foot-2-inch ceiling height is fair.
Scott Carter, Layton director of community development, said the last time the city needed a board of appeals was about eights year ago when Smith's Foods was constructing a new automated warehouse in the city. The terms for the board of appeals that reviewed that case have long since expired.