(A)   The Zoning Administrator shall approve or deny a land division application within 45 days after receipt of an application package.  For a denial, the Zoning Administrator shall promptly notify the applicant of the decision in writing by first class mail giving all of the reasons for denial.
   (B)   Any person or entity aggrieved by the decision of the Zoning Administrator may, within 20 days of the mailing of the decision, appeal the denial to the Zoning Board of Appeals by contacting the City Clerk and securing an appointment on the next available agenda.  The appellant shall pay a fee for an appeal equal to the fee charged for the initial application.  Notice of the date, time, and location of the appointment shall be mailed to the persons adjacent to the property to be divided.  The mailing shall be sent to the persons as they appear on the assessment roll.
   (C)   The Zoning Board of Appeals shall, whenever possible, resolve the appeal by a majority vote at its next regular meeting or session.  The Zoning Board of Appeals shall have jurisdiction over appeals and shall conduct a de novo review of the application and determine whether permission to divide shall be granted.
(Ord. 02-01, passed 1-7-2002)