(A)   Any decision made by the Board of Adjustment regarding an appeal or variance or issuance or revocation of a special use permit shall be reduced to writing, and reflect the board’s determination of contested facts and their application to the applicable standards. The written decision shall be signed by the chair or other duly authorized member of the board. The decision is effective upon filing the written decision with the clerk of the Board of Adjustment. The decision of the board shall be delivered by personal delivery, electronic mail, or by first class mail to the applicant or appellant, property owner, and to any person who has submitted a written request for a copy prior to the date the decision becomes effective.
   (B)   In addition to a statement of the board’s ultimate disposition of the case and any other information deemed appropriate, the written decision shall state the board’s findings and conclusions, as well as supporting reasons or facts, whenever this chapter requires the same as a prerequisite to taking action.
   (C)   Every quasi-judicial decision shall be subject to review by the Superior Court by proceedings in the nature of certiorari pursuant to G.S. § 160A-393. A petition for review shall be filed with the clerk of Superior Court by the later of 30 days after the decision is effective, or after a written copy thereof is given in accordance with this section. When first class mail is used to deliver notice, three days shall be added to the time to file the petition.
(Ord. O-2003-63, passed 12-16-03; Am. Ord. O-2014-10, passed 6-3-14)