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A. Purpose: This section allows the Zoning Administrator to decide administratively a routine and uncontested matter which would otherwise be decided by the Appeal Board.
B. Authority: The Appeal Board may designate classes of matters as routine and uncontested as provided in section 10-6-5 of this title. The Zoning Administrator is authorized to issue permits for such routine and uncontested matters as provided in this section. (Ord. 2018-12, 10-18-2018)
C. Initiation: A property owner, or the owner's agent, may request approval of a routine and uncontested matter affecting the owner's property as provided in subsection D1 of this section.
D. Procedure: An application for approval of a routine and uncontested matter shall be considered and processed as provided in this subsection.
1. A complete application shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator in a form established by the Administrator along with any fee established by the City's schedule of fees. The application shall include at least the following information:
a. The name, address and telephone number of the applicant and the applicant's agent, if any;
b. The specific matter for which approval is requested; and
c. Specific facts which illustrate the nature of the request and how it relates to applicable provisions of this title. (Ord. 03-5-1, 5-1-2003, eff. 6-1-2003)
2. After the application is determined to be complete, the Zoning Administrator shall review and decide the matter in accordance with applicable provisions of this title and the guidelines determined by the Appeal Board for such class of matters.
3. After making a decision, the Zoning Administrator shall give the applicant written notice of the decision.
4. A record of all decisions on routine and uncontested matters shall be maintained in the Office of the Zoning Administrator.
E. Approval Standards: Any class of matters designated by the Appeal Board as routine and uncontested shall be accompanied by a statement of guidelines for approval of the matters so designated. A list of such matters and associated guidelines shall be kept on file in the Office of the Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator shall follow such guidelines in deciding any routine and uncontested matter.
F. Appeal Of Decision: Any person adversely affected by a decision of the Zoning Administrator regarding a routine and uncontested matter may appeal the decision to the Appeal Board in accordance with the provisions of section 10-7-19 of this chapter. (Ord. 2018-12, 10-18-2018)
G. Effect Of Approval: Approval of a routine and uncontested matter shall be deemed to relate to, and be for the benefit of, the use or lot in question rather than the owner, lessee or operator of a use, or lot. A permit for a routine and uncontested matter shall authorize only the matter in question and shall not be deemed to negate any need for other permits required under this title.
H. Amendments: A permit for a routine and uncontested matter may be amended, varied or altered only pursuant to the procedures, standards and limitations provided in this section for its original approval.
I. Revocation: A permit for a routine and uncontested matter may be revoked as provided in section 10-9-6 of this title.
J. Expiration: Approval of a routine and uncontested matter shall expire and have no further force or effect if the building, activity, construction or occupancy authorized by the approval is not commenced within one hundred eighty (180) days after approval. (Ord. 03-5-1, 5-1-2003, eff. 6-1-2003)