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Any person aggrieved by a ruling of the Zoning Administrator or by any officer, department, board or bureau of the City concerning the interpretation of this Zoning Ordinance, may appeal to the Municipal Planning Commission.
The Commission shall fix a reasonable time and place for the hearing of appeals and shall give notice of the hearing to the persons appealing and to the officer from whom the appeal is taken. It shall hear the appeal within a reasonable time. At the hearing, parties of interest may appear in person or by agent or attorney.
The appeal shall be taken within thirty days by the Commission and shall be taken by filing with the Clerk of Council and with the Commission a notice of appeal specifying the grounds thereof, together with such plats and exhibits as are reasonably necessary. The appeal shall be taken upon forms provided by the Commission. The Clerk of Council shall forthwith transmit to the Commission all of the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed was taken.
The Commission shall hear appeals from and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator.
The Commission may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify or amend the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed from to the extent and in the manner that the Commission may decide is fitting and proper in the premises, and to that end the Commission shall also have all the powers of the officer from whom the appeal is taken.
A majority vote of the members of the Commission shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination of the Zoning Administrator or to decide in favor of the applicant any matter upon which it is authorized by this Zoning Ordinance to render decisions.
(Ord. 10-16-67. Passed 11-20-67; Ord. 55-2010. Passed 9-21-10.)