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Vacant Property Review Board
Meetings
The Vacant Property Review Board meets as needed in the Municipal Building.

Terms
The Vacant Property Review Board members serve two-year staggered terms.
Members & Expiration
  • Verrill Norwood                                 
05/2016
  • Duane Gilbert                                   
05/2016
  • Oscar Kelley                                    
05/2017
  • Jeff Morelock (Chairman)                   
05/2017
  • Heath Grisham                                  
05/2017

Division
The Vacant Property Review Board shall consist of five members, all of whom must be residents of the city. Members shall be appointed by the chief executive officer and approved by the legislative body. Members shall be appointed by the chief executive officer and approved by the legislative body. 

The first five members shall hold office as follows: 
  • Two members, until June 2002
  • two members, until June 2003
  • one member, until June 2004

Thereafter, such members shall be appointed for terms of 3 years. Or until their successors are appointed. However, any member may be removed for cause at any time by the city council. The vacant property review commission shall serve without compensation. No officer or employee of the city whose duties include enforcement of local housing, building, plumbing, fire or related codes shall be appointed to the commission, as added by ordinance of July 9, 2001.

Contact the Staff
The Vacant Property Review Board has been staffed by the Development and Engineering Department of the City of Cleveland and may be reached at (423) 479-1913.

Function & Authority
The Vacant Property Review Board which shall certify properties as blighted or deteriorated to the legislative body.