§ 177.62  APPEALS.
   (A)   Any person aggrieved, or any taxpayer affected by any decisions of the Zoning Administrator made in his or her administration of this subchapter may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.  Such appeals may also be made by any governing body of a municipality, county or airport zoning board which is of the opinion that a decision of the Zoning Administrator is an improper application of this subchapter as it concerns such governing body or board.
   (B)   All appeals hereunder must be commenced within 30 days of the Zoning Administrator's decision, by filing with the Zoning Administrator a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof.  The Zoning Administrator shall forthwith transmit to the Board of Adjustment all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken. In addition, any person aggrieved, or any taxpayer affected by any decisions of the Zoning Administrator made in his or her administration of this subchapter who desires to appeal such decision shall submit a notice of appeal by certified mail to the members of the Board of Adjustment in the matter set forth in M.S. § 360.067, subd. 2.
   (C)   An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the Zoning Administrator certifies to the Board of Adjustment, after the notice of appeal has been filed with it, that by reason of the facts stated in the certificate a stay would, in his opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property.  In such case, proceedings shall not be stayed by order or the Board of Adjustment on notice to the Zoning Administrator and on due cause shown.
   (D)   The Board of Adjustment shall fix a reasonable time for hearing appeals, give public notice and due notice to the parties in interest, and decide the same within a reasonable time. Upon the hearing any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney.
   (E)   The Board of Adjustment may, in conformity with the provisions of this subchapter, reverse or affirm, in whole or in part, or modify the order, requirement, decision or determination, as may be appropriate under the circumstances, and to that end shall have all the powers of the Zoning Administrator.
(Ord. 68, passed 1-11-1979)