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(A) In exercising the above mentioned powers, the Board of Adjustment may, in conformity with the provisions of this subchapter, reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from and may make such order, requirement, decision or determination as ought to be made and to that end shall have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken. In considering all appeals from rulings made under this subchapter, the Board of Adjustment, in making its findings on any specific case, shall determine the effect of the proposed change upon the supply of light and air to adjacent property, upon the congestion in the public streets, upon the public safety from fire and other hazards, upon the established property values within the surrounding area and upon other factors relating to the public health, safety, comfort, morals and general welfare to the people of the city. Every ruling made upon any appeal to the Board shall be accompanied by a written finding of act based upon the testimony received at the hearing afforded by the Board of Adjustment and shall specify the reason for granting or denying the appeal.
(B) The concurring vote of at least three members of the Board shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement and decision or determination of any such Administrative Officer or to decide in favor of the applicant or to decide any matter upon which it is required to pass under this subchapter or to effect any variation in the regulations.
(Ord. 1544, passed 3-13-07)