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(A) Time limit. Any appeal from a written administrative decision concerning the enforcement of the provisions of this chapter shall be made to the Zoning Board of Appeals through the Zoning Administrator within 21 days after the date of the administrative decision which is the basis of the appeal. Any appeal shall be in writing on standard forms.
(B) Duties of Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator shall transmit to the board all documents, or direct copies thereof, constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.
(C) Who may appeal. Appeals to the Board may be taken by any person aggrieved by, and with a vested interest in, an administrative decision, of any officer, department, or Board of the city made in administering this chapter unless appeal procedures are otherwise provided for in this chapter. Any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney at a hearing considering his request or appeal.
(D) Stays all proceedings. An appeal stays all proceedings, and thereupon all changes in the status quo of the property concerned shall constitute a violation of this chapter; except that the Zoning Administrator may certify to the Zoning Board of Appeals after the notice of the appeal shall have been filed with him or her that, for reason of facts stated in the certificate, a stay would, in his opinion, cause imminent peril to life or property, in which case proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by a restraining order, which may be granted by the Zoning Board of Appeals, or, on application to the Circuit Court when due cause can be shown.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013)