Board of Appeals

The Board of Appeals meets as needed to review matters that have been appealed to the City Council or Planning & Zoning Commission. In order to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building official relative to the application and interpretation of this code, there shall be and is hereby created a board of appeals. The board of appeals shall be appointed by the governing body and shall hold office at its pleasure. The board shall adopt rules of procedure for conducting its business.

Any questions can be directed to Tom Palmer, 319-626-5736.

Josephine Bathke
130 Logan Court
July 2016 – June 2020

Thomas Kazmierczak
30 Penn Ridge Court
Sept 2014- June 2017

Doug Lee
60 Coyote Court
Sept 2014- June 2017

Terri Alter
466 N. Dubuque Street
Aug 2015 – June 2018

Marcus Dyer
1205 Deerfield Drive
July 2015 – June 2018

Limitations on authority

An application for appeal shall be based on a claim that the true intent of this code or the rules legally adopted there under have been incorrectly interpreted, the provisions of this code do not fully apply or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The board shall have no authority to waive requirements of this code.


The board of appeals shall consist of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and are not employees of the jurisdiction.