1. All applicants are presumed to be in good standing with the City and therefore have a right to submit applications in accordance with the processes and standards set forth in this chapter. However, the City Administrator has the authority to place any application, including but not limited to a preliminary plat application or a final plat application, construction plans, or developer's agreement, on hold indefinitely or withdraw any permit at any stage in the respective process by providing written notice of the same to the applicant by regular mail, in the event the applicant has not fulfilled any significant obligations to the City with respect to current or previous development activities within the City. For the purposes of this section, "development activities" include activities and actions related to preliminary plats, construction plans, developer's agreements, final plats, and site plans.
2. For the purposes of this section, "applicant" means any individual, firm, corporation, association, partnership, limited liability company, or any other business entity or proprietor of land. Any individual person or business entity with a 5% interest or more in the ownership or development of any particular property, whether previously approved or currently proposed, is an "applicant" for the purpose of enforcement of this section.
3. In the event the City Administrator exercises the discretion and authority set forth in this section by placing an application on hold or withdrawing a permit, any applicant may appeal that decision to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the notice. The City Council shall hear and decide the appeal of the City Administrator's decision within 30 days after the applicant provides written notice of appeal to the City Administrator. If the City Council decides the appeal in favor of the applicant, the City Administrator shall immediately lift the administrative hold and ensure that the application is processed or the permit is reissued in accordance with the City's ordinances, processes and procedures.