(a)   Appeals to the Planning Commission concerning interpretation or administration of the Exterior Property Maintenance Code may be taken by any person aggrieved, including a tenant, governmental officer, department, board or bureau.  Such appeal shall be taken within 20 days after the decision by filing, with the Housing Inspector and with the Planning Commission, a notice of appeal specifying the grounds upon which the appeal is being taken. 
   (b)   The application for a variance or an appeal shall contain the following  information:
      (1)   Name, address and phone number of the applicant.
      (2)   Legal description of property as recorded in Geauga County Recorder's Office.
      (3)   Each notice of appeal shall refer to the specific provisions of the Exterior Property Maintenance Code which applies to the decision being appealed.
      (4)   The names and addresses of all property owners within 200 feet, contiguous to, and directly across the street from the property, as appearing on the Geauga County Auditor's current tax list.
         (Ord. 08-117.  Passed 9-4-08.)
   (c)   An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the Housing Officer certifies to the Planning Commission after the notice of appeal shall have been filed, that a stay would, in the Housing Officer's opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property.  In such case, proceedings shall not be stayed other than by a restraining order which may, on due cause shown and after notice to the Housing Officer, be granted by the Planning Commission or by judicial proceedings.
   (d)   The Planning Commission may, in conformity with the provisions of the Codified Ordinances, reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination as in its opinion ought to be made in the premises; and to that end, shall have all powers of the Housing Officer, from whom the appeal is taken.
   (e)   The Planning Commission shall decide all appeals within ten days after completion of the hearings thereon.
   (f)   All decisions of the Planning Commission on such appeals shall become effective when approved by a majority of the members of the Planning Commission.  A certified copy of the Planning Commission's decision shall be binding upon the Housing Officer.  After the Planning Commission determines the appeal, there shall be no further hearings upon such case.
   (g)   The Municipality and/or any party adversely effected by such decision may appeal to the Court of Common Pleas of Geauga County within the time and upon the grounds as prescribed by law.
(Ord. 08-117.  Passed 9-4-08; Ord. 13-150.  Passed 1-9-14.)