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Board of Appeals

Board Members

July 2014 – June 2018

Marcus Dyer (M)
1205 Deerfield Drive
(309) 928-0364

Terri Alter (F)
466 N. Dubuque St.
(319) 217-0056
Aug 15 – June 18

July 2016 – June 2020

Josephine Bathke (F)
1307 Logan Court
(319) 430-4401

July 2017 – July 2021



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.

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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.

Any questions can be directed to Tom Palmer at (319) 626-5736.


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