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A. Any person receiving an administrative citation which carries a monetary penalty shall within fifteen (15) calendar days from the issuance date either pay the fine or file an appeal with the city manager. Warning citations may not be appealed.
B. A notice of appeal shall be in writing and shall identify the citation being appealed and specify the basis for the appeal in sufficient detail so that a hearing officer can understand the grounds for appeal. If the deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or city holiday, then the deadline for filing an appeal shall be extended until the next regular business day.
C. Written notice of the time and place for the hearing shall be served at least ten (10) calendar days prior to the date of the hearing to the party appealing the citation by any one or more of the following means:
1. Personal service; or
2. First class mail at the address specified in the notice of appeal, or if no address is specified, at such other address known to the city manager by reliable information; or
3. If a property related violation, by posting the notice of hearing conspicuously on or in front of the property on which the violation is located.
The failure of any person to receive such notice shall not affect the validity of any proceedings taken under this chapter. Service by normal delivery mail in the manner described above shall become effective on the date of mailing.
D. Failure of any person to file an appeal in accordance with the provisions of this section shall constitute a waiver of that person's rights to an administrative determination of the merits of the citation and the amount of the fine. (Ord. 2013-003, 6-25-2013)