(a)   All persons shall have the right to appeal the Building Official's decision to the Board of Zoning Appeals.
   (b)   For the purpose of carrying out the intent and purpose of this provision, the Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the following powers and shall perform the following additional duties:
      (1)   To hear an appeal filed by any person or company adversely affected by a decision of the Building Official in the enforcement of the Code and Section 1301.01, et seq., and to determine whether in the opinion of the Board of Zoning Appeals that decision of the Building Official should be reversed, modified, or affirmed.  The Board of Zoning Appeals shall have the power and authority to require by resolution that the Building Official modify, or reverse or enforce his decision.
      (2)   To formulate and report to the governing body from time to time, recommendations for action by them upon such amendments to the Code or Section 1301.01, et seq., as the public health, safety and the development of arts and sciences may require.
      (3)   To determine by rule or regulation, on application to it, whether any new type of material, method of construction or equipment is equal to that required by the Code, and to recommend the use of new material to be incorporated in the Code, according to State Board of Building Standards, Item 2.1B.
(Ord. 1992-6.  Passed 6-17-92.)
   (c)   An appeal from any decision of the Building Official may be taken within fifteen days from the date of the decision, by paying the required fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) and filing a Notice of Appeal on forms provided by the Building Official with the Board of Zoning Appeals.  The appeal shall specify the grounds therefore.  A copy of the appeal shall be provided to the Building Official.  Upon receipt of the appeal, the Building Official shall transmit to the Board of Zoning Appeals all documents and other information upon which the appeal was taken.
(Ord. 2001-32.  Passed 11-19-01.)