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Building & Standards Commission
Julie Smith
Community Services Director
104 W. Hird
Gainesville, TX  76240

Ph: (940) 668-4540
Fx: (940) 668-4536

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Meetings:  Meets third Thursday of each month (or as called)

Appointment Terms:  2 years

Number of Members:  5 members + 4 alternates

  • Robbie Baugh (term expires May 2017)  
  • Jock Conner (term expires May 2017)
  • John Hendrik (term expires May 2017)
  • Jess Cason (term expires May 2018)
  • Tommy Robinson (term expires May 2018)
  • Michael Blake, Alternate (term expires May 2017)
  • Buster Bezner, Alternate (term expires May 2018)
  • Alternate, Vacant (term expires May 2014)
  •  Alternate, vacant (term expires May 2013)

The Building and Standards Commission:
  • Establishes minimum standards for the construction, use, maintenance, and occupancy of all structures, regardless of date of construction, within the city limits of the city of Gainesville
  • Establishes minimum standards governing utilities, facilities, and other physical components and conditions essential to make all buildings and structures safe, sanitary, and fit for human habitation
  • Fixes certain responsibilities and duties of owners, operators, agents, and occupants of all buildings
  • Authorizes and establishes procedures for the inspection of all buildings unfit for human use, occupancy, and habitation
  • Establishes procedures for determining whether a building complies with the standards established
  • Includes provisions for notice and a public hearing
  • Provides for assessment, a method of notifying the owner of assessment, and a method of recovering expenses incurred by the city in vacating, securing, removing, repairing, or demolishing a substandard structure

Cases shall be brought before the Commission by the Building Official who may be assisted by the City Attorney.

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