The Commission shall file with the official designated by the town a certificate of its approval, modification or rejection of all applications and plans submitted to it for review. Work shall not be commenced on any project until a certificate of approval has been filed, and the Zoning Administrator shall not issue a building permit for change or construction unless and until he or she has received a certificate of approval. The applicant, owner, lessee, or tenant of the property and premises shall not commence the proposed work or change until and unless he, she, or it has received a certificate of approval from the town. The failure of the Commission to act upon a completed application within 45 days from the date the completed application was filed shall be deemed to constitute automatic approval of the proposed changes, unless an extension of this 45-day period is mutually agreed upon by the applicant and the Commission or the application has been withdrawn.
(Ord. 4-83, passed 11-9-1983; Ord. 7-95, passed 2-22-1996)