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Any person deeming himself or herself aggrieved by a ruling of the Zoning Administrator, and any officer, department, board or bureau of the Municipality affected by any ruling of such Administrator, may appeal to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Such appeal shall be taken within such time as is prescribed by the rules of the Board and shall be taken by filing with the Zoning Administrator and the Board a notice of appeal, specifying the grounds thereof, together with such plans, plats and exhibits as are reasonably necessary. Such appeals shall be taken upon forms prescribed by the Board. Such Administrator shall forthwith transmit to the Board all the papers and documents constituting the record of the matter in his or her office.
(a) An appeal shall stay all proceedings and furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the Administrator certifies to the Board, after the notice of appeal has been filed with him or her, that by reason of facts stated in the certificate issued by him or her, that a stay would, in his or her opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property, in which case the proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a restraining order, which, on proper showing, may be granted by the Board or by a competent court in a proper action, with due notice to the Administrator and on due cause shown.
(b) The Board shall hear and decide all appeals from, and shall review, any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official and shall hear and decide all matters referred to it or upon which it is required to pass, under the provisions of this Zoning Code. The concurrence of four members of the Board is necessary, in a vote, to reverse an order, requirement, decision or determination of an administrative official, to decide, in favor of an appellant, any matter upon which it is required to pass hereunder, to effect a variation of the provisions of this Zoning Code or to recommend a variation or modification of this Zoning Code to Council.
(c) Any and all pertinent and applicable provisions contained in Division Thirteen, Article Eleven, of Chapter Twenty-Four of the Illinois Revised Statutes (the Cities and Villages Act), as amended, are hereby adopted and made a part hereof by reference, the same as if set forth herein. The same shall be observed and followed by the Board in all of its official acts and actions in relation hereto.
(d) Until otherwise fixed by Council, a fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be paid to the Secretary of the Board (to be paid over to the City Treasurer) at the time a notice of appeal is filed.
(Ord. 340. Passed 12-19-66.)