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(A) The Board of Zoning Appeals shall adopt rules and regulations as it may deem necessary to effectuate the provisions of this chapter.
(B) The Board shall have the powers, and it shall be its duty, to do the following:
(1) Hear and determine appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Building Commissioner in the enforcement of this chapter;
(2) Hear and decide on permits for conditional uses, development plans, variances, special uses or other uses upon which the Board is required to act under this chapter; and
(3) Authorize upon appeal in specific cases any variances from the terms of this chapter as will not be contrary to the public interest where owing to special conditions, fully demonstrated on the basis of the facts presented, a literal enforcement of the provisions of this chapter will result in unnecessary hardship, so that the spirit of this chapter shall be observed and substantial justice done.
(C) In exercising its powers, the Board may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from as, in its opinion, ought to be done on the premises and, to that end, shall have all the powers of the Building Commissioner from whom the appeal is taken.
(D) An appeal which has been decided against the petitioner shall not again be placed on the docket for consideration by the Board within a period of one year from the date of the decision previously rendered, except upon the motion of a member adopted by a unanimous vote of all members present at a regular or special meeting.
(Prior Code, § 154.034) (Ord. 1-1957, passed 5-27-1957; Ord. passed 9-7-1976)