Any person, firm or corporation, or any officer, department, board, or agency of the Municipality who has been aggrieved or affected by any decision of any board or commission may appeal such decision to the Council. The appeal shall be perfected by filing notice of intent to appeal with the Chairman of the board or commission within ten (10) days after journalization of the decision and by filing a petition of appeal with the Clerk of Council within ten (10) days thereafter. The petition of appeal shall include a summary of the decision being appealed and the grounds of such appeal. A decision shall be deemed journalized when the minutes of the board or commission incorporating such decisions have been approved at its next meeting.
   Council shall hold a public hearing on such appeal not later than thirty (30) days after such appeal petition has been filed and by majority vote shall affirm, reverse, or modify the decision of the board or commission. This appeal process excludes appeals from decisions of the Civil Service Commission, as Civil Service Commission appeals must be made directly to the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court pursuant to Chapter 2506 of the Ohio Revised Code. All such decisions by Council concerning appeals of decisions of boards and commissions are final, subject, however, to the provisions of Chapter 2506 of the Ohio Revised Code.
(Amended 11/06/2012; 11/02/2021)