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The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the following responsibilities and duties:
A. To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision, interpretation or determination made by the Building Inspector in the enforcement of this Code.
B. To authorize such variances from the terms of this Code as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owing to the special conditions, a literal enforcement of this Code will result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of this Code shall be observed and substantial justice done.
C. On appeal, to hear and decide on such special exceptions as the Board is specifically authorized to pass on by the terms of this Code.
D. To interpret the provisions of this Zoning Code or the Zoning Map where there is doubt as to meaning or application. The Board shall have the specific power to:
1. Interpret the precise location of the boundary lines between zoning districts.
2. Interpret the classification of a use which is not specifically mentioned as a part of the use regulations of any zoning district so that it conforms to a comparable permitted use in accordance with the intent and purpose of each district.
E. To exercise such other powers as may be granted to the Board by this Code, amendments hereto or the general laws as set forth in the Ohio Revised Code, as amended.
The Board shall not have the power to alter or change the zoning district classification of any property, nor to make changes in the terms or intent of this Code, but does have the power to act on those matters where this Code provides for review, interpretation or variance, as defined in this chapter.
(Ord. 98-176. Passed 8-3-98.)