A.   Appeals from the action of any administrative official acting under this chapter shall be made in the following manner:
      1.   The appeal shall be taken within thirty (30) days of the action appealed by filing with the official from whom the appeal is taken and the office of the board of adjustment, a notice of appeal specifying the grounds therefor, and paying such fee as shall be established by the council;
      2.   The official from whom the appeal is taken shall transmit to the board all papers constituting the record of the matter in appeal;
      3.   An appeal stays all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the officer from whom the appeal is taken certifies to the board of adjustment after the notice of appeal has been filed with him that by reason of facts stated in the certificate a stay would in his opinion cause imminent peril to life or property. In such case the proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a restraining order which may be granted by the board of adjustment or by a court of record on application or notice to the officer from whom the appeal is taken and on due cause shown; and
      4.   The board of adjustment shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of the appeal, give public notice thereof, as well as due notice to the parties in interest, and decide the same within a reasonable time. Upon the hearing any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney. (1985 Code)