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(a) The Board of Zoning Appeals shall annually elect one of its members to serve as Chairperson and shall appoint a Secretary, who need not be a member. The Board may designate any appropriate City official as receiving clerk for the filing of any matters for its attention. Meetings of the Board shall be held at least once monthly. There shall be a fixed place of meeting and all meetings shall be open to the public.
(b) The Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure consistent with the provisions hereof, and a record shall be kept of its proceedings, showing the attendance of members, the action of the Board and the vote of each member upon each question considered. Four members shall constitute a quorum. The Board may adopt from time to time such rules and regulations, consistent with the provisions hereof, as may be deemed necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter.
(c) Upon the filing of an application for a variance or a request for an interpretation, the Chairperson of the Board shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing thereof, which may be at a special meeting of the Board, and shall cause due notice thereof to be given to all interested parties, including the Planning Commission, which shall be a party in interest as to all hearings before the Board. Notice of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City at least ten days prior to the date of such hearing. The notice shall set forth the time and place of the hearing and provide a summary of the matter to be considered. Before conducting the hearing, notice of the hearing shall be sent by first class mail to all adjoining property owners.
(d) Upon the hearing of the appeal, the Board may reverse, affirm or modify the order or determination appealed from and may make such orders and requirements as should be made, exercising, for such purposes, all of the powers of the Zoning Inspector. No action contrary to that of the Zoning Inspector shall be taken except upon concurrence of a majority of the members of the Board. The Board shall act upon each appeal within thirty days after the filing thereof; failure of the Board to act within this period may any time thereafter be construed by the appellant as denial of the appeal.
(Ord. 2002-45. Passed 8-22-02.)