Such appeal shall be filed within ten (10) days after the decision, ruling or order complained of, by filing with the Secretary of the Board, a notice of appeal directed to the Board specifying the grounds thereof and the relief sought. A filing fee shall be posted by the applicant at the time of filing of the appeal to cover the cost of the hearing. Such filing fee shall be established from time to time by resolution of the City Council, kept on file by the City Clerk, and contained in Appendix A of the City Code. The Director shall forthwith furnish to the Board all papers relating to the decision, ruling or order which is appealed. The Board, upon receiving notice of the appeal, shall fix a time and place for the hearing thereof, which date shall not be less than five (5) nor more than thirty (30) days after the date of filing of the appeal, and shall give written notice thereof by certified mail to all interested parties. Such an appeal shall act as a stay of the decision, ruling, or order in question until the decision of the Board is rendered. At the hearing, the appellant, his agent or attorney may appear. Witnesses may be called by the appellant, and the Board shall hear evidence which may be produced by the appellant, or by the Director concerning the appeal. The Board shall, after the hearing has been completed, issue its decision in writing to the appellant within ten (10) days after the hearing which decision shall either affirm, reverse, or modify in whole or in part the decision, ruling, or order issued by the Director.
(Ord. 2494, passed 5-12-1975; Ord. 3399, passed 2-8-1999)