The Board of Adjustment shall hear and decide appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official charged with the enforcement of this chapter. An appeal may be taken by any person having standing pursuant to G.S. § 160A-393(d), or by an officer, department or board of the town.  Such appeal shall be taken within 30 days of the rendition of such decision by filing with the administrative official a written notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof.  The administrative official shall forthwith transmit to the Board, as well as the appellant and property owner (if property owner is not appellant) all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.  An appeal stays all legal proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the Administrative Officer certifies to the Board of Adjustment, after the notice of appeal has been filed with him or her, that because of facts stated in the certificate a stay would, in his or her opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property or that because the violation charged is transitory in nature, a stay would seriously interfere with enforcement of this chapter. In such case proceedings shall not be stayed except by a restraining order, which may be granted by the Board or by a court of record on application, as provided for in the North Carolina General Statutes. If enforcement proceedings are not stayed, the appellant may file with the Administrative Official a request for an expedited hearing of the appeal, and the Board of Adjustment shall meet to hear the appeal within 15 days.
(Ord. passed 10-1-07; Am. Ord. passed 2-3-14)