Sec. 14-592. - Appeals.
   (a)   Applicability. Any decision of the county manager, zoning administrator or other designee made in the administration of the provisions of this chapter may be appealed to the board of adjustment by any person aggrieved by such decision. G.S. 160D-405 authorizes appeals to a board of adjustment. An application for appeal shall be filed within 30 days of the filing of the decision being appealed or the delivery of any required written notice of the decision, whichever is later. Any decision of the planning board in granting or denying a preliminary plat approval, or a conditional land use permit approval and any decision of the board of commissioners may be appealed to the superior court within 30 days by an action in the nature of a writ of certiorari.
   (b)   Stay of further action. An appeal to the board of adjustment stays all actions seeking enforcement of and compliance with the decision being appealed, except where the planning director certifies to the board of adjustment that, based on findings stated in the certificate, a stay would cause imminent peril to life or property, or that because the situation appealed from is transitory in nature, an appeal would seriously interfere with enforcement of this chapter. G.S. 160D-405 is the basis for this subsection.
(Ord. of 7-10-2000, § 13.2; Amend. of 9-8-2009; Amend. of - - )