Sec. 12A-3-3. Appeal.

Any person dissatisfied with any action of the historical preservation commission on an historical district or landmark designation, or designation as a historical resource, may appeal the decision to the city council, at any time within ten days after the rendition of the decision by the historical preservation commission (unless additional time is granted by the commission). No conflict of interest shall exist solely by reason of the filing of an appeal by the city council, an individual city council member, or the city manager. The appeal is taken by filing a notice of appeal with the secretary. Upon filing of the notice of appeal and, except where an appeal is taken by the city council, a city council member, or the city manager, payment of a filing fee, the secretary must, within ten days, transmit to the city clerk all exhibits, notices, affidavits, orders, and other papers and documents on file together with the finding of the historical preservation commission.
(1) The city council shall hold a hearing upon said appeal after giving written notice to applicant and by causing a notice thereof to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the city at least ten days prior to said hearing by the city council.
(2) No official action, such as the issuance of a building permit, license or other type of permit, shall be taken while an appeal or proceedings for designation are pending. (Ord. No. 1004, § 2 (part); Ord. No. 1261, § 2 (part); Ord. No. 1310 § 3 (part).)