An appeal stays all legal proceedings in furtherance of action appealed from unless the Building Inspector certifies to the Board of Zoning Adjustment, after the notice of the appeal has been filed with him that, by reason of facts stated in the certificate, a stay would, in his or her opinion, cause imminent peril to life and property. In that case, proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a restraining order which may be granted by the Board of Zoning Adjustment or by a competent court of application, on notice to the Building Inspector, and provided due cause is shown.
(2000 Code, App. B, § 104)