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(a) Applications. 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 property owner, including a tenant, or by a governmental officer, department, board or bureau. Such application shall be filed with the Zoning Inspector who shall transmit same to the Board.
(b) Appeals. An appeal to the Board may be taken by any person aggrieved. 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 shall forthwith transmit to the Board all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.
(c) Hearings. The Board shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of the appeal, give at least ten days notice to the parties in interest, and decide the same within a reasonable time after it is submitted. Each application shall be accompanied by a check, payable to the Clerk of the Village of Minerva, or a cash payment sufficient in amount to cover the cost of publishing and/or posting and mailing the notices of the hearing or hearings. At the hearing, any party may appear in person or by attorney. Any party adversely affected by a decision of the Board may appeal to the Court of Common Pleas of Stark County or Carroll County on the ground that such decision was unreasonable.
(d) Stay of Proceedings. An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the Zoning Inspector certifies to the Board, after notice of appeal has been filed with him, that by reasons of facts stated in his certification a stay would, in his opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property. In such case, proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by an order which may be, on due cause shown, granted by the Board on application after notice to the Zoning Inspector, or by judicial procedure.
(Ord. 11-71. Passed 5-25-71.)