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(A) Within 14 days of the poundmaster's written notice of revocation of the dog kennel license, a licensee may file a written notice of appeal to the police chief setting forth fully the grounds for the appeal.
(B) Within 21 days after the notice of appeal is received, the police chief will send a notice of the time and place of an appeal hearing to the licensee.
(C) The formal rules of evidence and procedure shall not apply to the appeal hearing, except to the extent required by the hearing officer.
(D) At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer may either announce the decision or take the matter under submission and issue a written decision within 30 days of the conclusion of the hearing. The hearing officer's decision shall contain a statement of the reasons upon which the decision was based.
(E) The decision of the hearing officer shall be final and constitute the exhaustion of available administrative remedies to the poundmaster's revocation of the dog kennel license.
(`64 Code, Sec. 5-40) (Ord. No. 2388)