Responsible persons served with a response cost invoice in accordance with this chapter may appeal the response cost invoice to the City Manager, provided:
   (A)   A request for review must be commenced within ten days from the date on which the response cost invoice is served on the responsible person. If an appeals request is untimely, the City Manager may, nevertheless, extend the time for commencing such review for good cause shown.
   (B)   A request for appeal must be on a form provided by the city and contain the following information:
      (1)   The name, address and telephone number of the person making the request;
      (2)   A copy of the response cost invoice or, if that document is unavailable, the approximate date, time, address, and amount of response costs;
      (3)   A brief description of all grounds for making the request;
      (4)   Whether an administrative hearing is requested;
      (5)   Be accompanied by an advance deposit of the response costs or a request for a hardship waiver; and
      (6)   Such other information as the city may require.
   (C)   Upon receiving an appeal, the City Manager must appoint an independent hearing officer to review the request.
   (D)   If a responsible person requests a hearing, the City Clerk will schedule a hearing on a date not less than 15 nor more than 60 days from the date the hearing is requested. Written notice of the date, time and location of the administrative hearing must be provided to the responsible person at least 15 days before the hearing date.
(Ord. 1163, passed 8-7-06)