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A. Any person aggrieved by a ruling of the city zoning officer, or by any officer, department, board or bureau of the city concerning the interpretation of the city's zoning regulations as set forth in the Woodstock unified development ordinance, may appeal to the zoning board of appeals. (Ord. 08-O-68, 11-4-2008; amd. Ord. 15-O-62, 10-6-2015)
B. The board shall hear appeals and review any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the zoning officer charged with the enforcement of the city zoning ordinance. The board shall not, however, have the authority to consider appeals of orders, decisions, or determinations regarding noncompliance with the city's zoning regulations, the issuance of citations for zoning violations, or the adjudication of such violations. (Ord. 08-O-68, 11-4-2008; amd. Ord. 09-O-24, 4-21-2009, eff. 5-1-2009; Ord. 15-O-62, 10-6-2015)
C. A notice of appeal shall be made upon completion of forms provided by the board for such purpose and the filing of said forms with the city clerk and the board. Said notice shall specify the grounds of appeal and shall include such plats and exhibits as are reasonably necessary.
D. An appeal shall be taken by the board within thirty (30) days after the filing with the city clerk and the board of a notice of appeal. The city clerk shall transmit to the board all documents constituting the record upon which the action being appealed was taken.
E. Formulate standards and regulations for the evaluation of appeals and rules of procedure. Such regulations and rules of procedure shall be submitted to the city council and shall be approved by the city council in advance of their application to specific appeals.
F. Prepare and recommend to the city council from time to time such changes in standards, regulations and rules as may be deemed necessary by the city council or the board.
G. The board may reverse or affirm, wholly or in part, or may modify or amend the order, requirement, decision or determination appealed, to the extent and in the manner that the board may decide to be fitting and proper for the premises. To that end, the board shall have all the powers of the zoning officer of the city whose order, requirement, decision or determination made was cause for the appeal.
H. The concurring vote of four (4) members of the board shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination of the zoning officer of the city or to decide in favor of the appellant any matter upon which it is authorized to render decisions.
I. Such additional powers and duties provided under the Woodstock unified development ordinance and Illinois state statutes. (Ord. 08-O-68, 11-4-2008; amd. Ord. 15-O-62, 10-6-2015)