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(a) An application, in cases in which the Board of Zoning Appeals has original jurisdiction under the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance, may be taken by any person aggrieved, including a tenant, or by a governmental officer, department, board or bureau. Such application shall be filed with the Zoning Inspector, who shall transmit the same to the Board.
(b) Appeals may be taken before the Board by any person aggrieved or by an officer of the Municipality affected by any decision of the Zoning Inspector. Such appeal shall be taken within twenty days after the decision by filing with the Zoning Inspector and with the Board a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof. The Zoning Inspector from whom the appeal is taken shall forthwith transmit to the Board all the papers constituting the record.
(c) An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from unless the Zoning Inspector shall certify to the Board, after the notice of appeal has been filed with it, that by reason of facts stated in the certificate, a stay would, in his opinion cause imminent peril to life or property, in which case proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a restraining order, which may be granted by the Board or by a court of equity after notice to the officer from whom the appeal is taken and on due cause shown.
(d) The Board may, in conformity with the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance, reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from and shall make such 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 Zoning Inspector from whom the appeal is taken.
(e) Appeals shall be accompanied by a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) which shall be credited to the General Fund of the Municipality. In the event the appeal is sustained by the Board, the fee shall not be refunded to the applicant.
(Ord. 871A. Passed 12-13-65.)