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(A) Whenever it is claimed that the true intent and meaning of this subchapter, or any of the regulations thereunder, have been misconstrued or wrongly interpreted, the owner or the duly authorized agent may appeal from the decision of the Public Safety and Housing Officer to the Council. Notice of appeal shall be in writing and filed within 30 days after the Public Safety and Housing Officer renders his or her decision.
(B) Whenever, in the opinion of the Public Safety and Housing Officer, a building or structure is unsafe or dangerous, he or she may in his order limit the time for appeal to a period less than 30 days but not less than seven days.
(C) Appeals hereunder shall be on forms provided by the Public Safety and Housing Officer.
(D) The Council, when so appealed to and after a hearing, may vary the application of any provision of this code in any particular case whenever the literal enforcement thereof would do manifest injustice or would be contrary to the public interest. In the event the Council should modify the decision of the Public Safety and Housing Officer, it shall specify the particulars wherein such decision has been modified. Whenever the Council shall reverse the decision of the Public Safety and Housing Officer, its decision need not specify any particulars.
(E) Every decision of the Council on any appeal from any decision of the Public Safety and Housing Officer shall be final subject only to the right of any party aggrieved by such decision of the Council to appeal to, or seek certiorari from, the court of common pleas for the county or the county court. The term PARTY AGGRIEVED shall include the Public Safety and Housing Officer as well as the owner, agent, or occupant of the affected premises.
('81 Code, § 150.68) (Ord. passed 6-24-74; Am. Ord. 11046, passed 7-12-11)