Meetings of the Board of Zoning Appeals shall be held at the call of the Chairman and at such time as the Board may determine. The Chairman, or in his absence the Acting Chairman, may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses, production of records and other pertinent evidence. No appeal shall be entertained unless the administrative official has taken or refused to take some action, and notice of appeal is filed within ten days thereafter in the office of the Board, which notice briefly states the nature of the appeal. Prior to decision on such appeal, the Board shall hold a public hearing thereon, notice of the time and place of which shall be published for two successive weeks prior thereto, in a newspaper of general circulation in the City, or mailed by registered mail with return receipt to the appellant and to all persons having an interest in the adjoining property deemed by the Board to be affected thereby. The appellant and the officer whose act or order is appealed shall have the right to appear in person and with counsel.
(Ord.79-0-14. Passed 7-24-79.)