(A)   Variances.
      (1)   Variance requests. Whenever approval as required by this subchapter is denied by the Health Officer, or where compliance with the requirements of this subchapter is impossible or impractical, an applicant may request a variance as follows.
         (a)    Written requests. Variance requests shall be in writing and shall detail those conditions where compliance is impossible or impractical.
         (b)   Supporting data. Variance requests shall include pertinent data, as stipulated in the Water Well Construction Code, to support the requested waiver of the requirements of this subchapter as being consistent with the responsibility of the Health Officer to protect and provide for the health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the county and of other affected communities.
      (2)   Review process. The Health Officer shall review variance requests and shall approve or refuse to approve the request within ten working days.
      (3)   Notification. The Health Officer shall notify in writing the person requesting a variance of the approval or denial of the request and shall state the reasons for that decision.
      (4)   Fee. Fees in accordance with the current fee schedule adopted by the County Board as codified in § 178.01 shall be submitted.
      (5)   Recording approval of variance. The document issued by the Health Officer approving a variance shall be recorded with the property with the Lake County Recorder of Deeds and shall run with the land.
   (B)   Hearings.
      (1)   Hearings. Whenever a variance request is denied, that person denied approval may make a written request to the Health Officer for a hearing in accordance with § 170.10.
      (2)   Fees. A fee for a hearing request shall be in accordance with the current fee schedule adopted by the County Board as codified in § 178.01.
(1977 Code, § 2:1-15) (Ord. [Bd of Health Ord., Art. XV] passed 11-13-2007; Am. Ord. 15-1242, passed 12-8-2015)