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(a) Approval. If the application is approved without conditions, then the Commission shall issue the Certificate of Appropriateness permitting the Building Commissioner to proceed with other required reviews and approvals. The Commission shall notify the applicants of its decision within thirty days after the close of the public hearing.
(b) Approval with Conditions. If the application is approved with conditions, the Commission shall notify the applicant in writing and shall specify the conditions to be imposed and the reasons therefor in light of the criteria applicable to this chapter. If the applicant notifies the Commission in writing that the conditions are acceptable, or if the applicant does not appeal the approval with conditions within the prescribed period of time, then the Commission shall issue the Certificate of Appropriateness, subject to the conditions.
(c) Denial. If the application is denied, then the Commission shall notify the applicant in writing and shall specify the particulars in which the application is inconsistent with the criteria applicable to this chapter. If the Commission issues a denial of the Certificate of Appropriateness, then no alteration shall be permitted to proceed, and no permits shall be issued for, the proposed alteration, signage, or any other physical modifications of, the designated landmark.
(d) Validity. A Certificate of Appropriateness shall be invalid if the plans approved by the Commission are changed, if any conditions of the Certificate are not satisfied, or if any building permit issued for the approved work becomes invalid. A Certificate of Appropriateness shall remain valid for a period of one year.
(e) Appeal. When a Certificate of Appropriateness for a designated landmark is denied or contains conditions that are unacceptable to the applicant, the applicant may appeal the Commission's decision to the Council by filing an appeal in writing to the Village Administrator within fifteen days after the applicant is served with notice by personal delivery or certified or registered mail of the Commission's decision. The fifteen-day deadline may be extended by the Village Administrator for up to fifteen additional days on request by the applicant made prior to the expiration of the original fifteen-day period. For the purposes of this section, the date of mailing or delivery shall be the date of service. The Council may receive comments on the contents of the record but no new matter may be considered by the Council. The Council may affirm the decision, overturn the decision, or recommend changes, after due consideration of the facts contained in the record.
(Ord. 2005-01. Passed 1-10-05.)