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(A) For purposes of this chapter, an Appeals Board is hereby created consisting of the Fire Marshal, the Building Official, the City Planner, the City Engineer, two members of the Board of Aldermen of the city, one from the majority party, one from the minority party, who shall serve for his term and one person, selected by the environmental authority from nominees submitted by the persons or entities regulated by this chapter, who shall serve for one year. Any vacancy on the Board shall be filled for the remainder of the original term.
(B) Any person or entity aggrieved by any order or decision made in accordance with the provisions of this chapter may, within 15 days of the date of mailing of the order or decision, appeal therefrom to the Appeals Board in writing. The appeal shall be filed with the environmental authority. The Appeals Board shall convene to hear the appeal within ten days of its filing, shall hear the appeal de novo, and shall render a written decision thereon within 15 days of conclusion of the hearing. At least 72-hour notice of the date, time and place of an appeal hearing shall be given to the appellant. The Appeals Board shall act upon an appeal by a majority vote of its membership present and voting, so long as a quorum exists. Four members shall constitute a quorum.
(C) Any person or entity aggrieved by an Appeals Board decision may appeal the decision to the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Waterbury within 20 days of the date of the decision.
(D) The filing of an appeal to the Appeals Board shall stay enforcement of the environmental authority's order or decision. The filing of an appeal to the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Waterbury shall not of itself stay enforcement of the Appeals Board decision. The reviewing court may order a stay upon appropriate terms.
(1967 Code, § 8-40) (Ord. passed 7-11-1983)