OGDEN -- The county moved a step closer to bringing the duties of the Board of Adjustment more in line with the rest of the state.
Weber County Commissioners held a public hearing to consider amendments to the Weber County Zoning Ordinance.
Weber County Planner Sean Wilkinson presented the amendments during the commission's weekly Tuesday morning meeting.
Wilkinson said the purpose of the amendment was to clarify the Weber County Board of Adjustment's role and responsibilities.
The new ordinance will reduce the board's duties. If approved, the Board of Adjustment will only be responsible for hearing appeals and variances. Those two duties are more in line with other Boards of Adjustment in the state.
Wilkinson said the other duties will either be eliminated outright, because they are redundant, or are no longer valid.
The main changes were to Chapter 29 of the ordinance, which covered the Board of Adjustment. However, to make changes to Chapter 29, other chapters in the ordinance had to be changed as well.
Preparing the amendments started in 2010, Wilkinson said.
The county planning department met with the planning commission and the Board of Adjustment.
"Two years later, we're ready to get through it and be done," Wilkinson said.
The commission has only approved the first reading of the new ordinance. The commission can approve the new ordinance after examining the changes.
Along with the first reading of the amendments, the commission approved the appointment of Gary Kapp to the Golden Spike Advisory Board. Kapp will fill a seat vacated by a previous member. His term ends Dec. 31, 2013.
The commission also approved a contract with Charro Promotions for Hispanic horse racing at the Golden Spike Event Center.