Within its powers, the Board of Zoning Appeals may reverse or affirm, wholly or in part, the decision being appealed, and to that end shall have all the powers of the officers from whom the appeal is taken, and it may direct the issuance of a permit or certificate. 
   (a)   The Board shall render a decision on the appeal within thirty (30) days from the date of the hearing unless an extended period of time is mutually agreed upon by the applicant and the Board. 
   (b)   The Board shall notify the appellant in writing of its decision within thirty (30) days after the date of their determination. Notice of the decision of the Board can be made by the Planning and Zoning Administrator.
   (c)   The Planning and Zoning Administrator, or his/her designee, shall keep minutes of all proceedings upon appeal, showing the vote of each member thereon, and shall keep record of the Board's official actions.
   (d)   When granting approval of a request, the Board shall further make a findings in writing that the reasons set forth in the application justify the granting of the variance that will make possible a reasonable use of the land, building or structure. Once the appellant has received the Board's decision, he/she shall, within twelve (12) months following the date of approval submit an application for a zoning permit, conditional use permit, or other action that complies with the Board of Zoning Appeal's decision. 
      (1)   A copy of the Board of Zoning Appeal's decision shall be attached to the application.
      (2)   If action is not taken by the appropriate party within the above-specified time frame, the authorization of the appeal shall become null and void, and reapplication to the Board shall be necessary.
         (Ord. 8-13. Passed 5-14-13.)