Plumbing Board of Appeals


The Mechanical Board of Appeals (MBOA) hears and decides on the suitability of alternate methods and materials for compliance with the Linn County Mechanical Code. The Board also participates in Code Development and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors.  The board consists of five members who serve a three year term.  Members may serve consecutive terms without limitation.  Terms are set by Chapter 105 of the Linn County Code of Ordinances.

Committee Members (three-year terms)

NameTerm Expires
Bret Brecke12/31/23
Al Varney 12/31/22
Steve Kleiman12/31/22
Sharron McElmeel12/31/21
Brian Rogers12/31/21


The board meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Jean Oxley Public Service Center at 935 2nd St. SW, Cedar Rapids. This is subject to change for holidays or if there are no cases to hear.