Sec. 14C-1-16. Grievance with final order--Appeal to city council.

(a) Whenever any person is aggrieved by any final order of the fire chief, or an authorized
representative issued pursuant to Section 14C-1-7 or the confirmation of an assessment pursuant to Section 14C-1-13, such person may appeal to the city council the issuance of said order or confirmation by filing a written notice of appeal therefrom with the city council no later than ten days from the date of the decision.
(b) The written notice of appeal shall be filed in duplicate with the city clerk and shall state the grounds for such appeal and the specific factual and/or legal errors committed by the fire chief, or the authorized representative in issuing its order or confirmation.
(c) The city clerk shall forthwith transmit one copy of said notice of appeal to the fire chief, or authorized representative.
(d) The fire chief, or the authorized representative of either, shall transmit to the city council, no later than twenty days from receipt of the notice of appeal, the original resolution and copies of all other papers constituting the record upon which the decision was taken, including, but not limited to, the minutes of all hearings thereon, and shall submit to the city council a written report, prepared from the record upon which the final determination was made, stating the factual and legal basis on which the fire chief or the authorized representative reached his or her decision.
(e) The city council may, by resolution, affirm, reverse or modify, in whole or in part, any final determination, assessment, or order of the fire chief or authorized representative which is appealed from. After reviewing the proceedings relating to the decision appealed from, including, but not limited to, minutes of hearings, notice of appeal and the report of the fire chief, or authorized representative, the city council, by resolution, may affirm without further action the determination, assessment, or order appealed from.
(f) The city council may not affirm, reverse, or modify the fire chief’s, or authorized representative’s final determination which is appealed until it has held a hearing thereon, said hearing being set and notice thereof being given. The city council, by resolution, after the completion of said hearing, which it may continue for any reason it deems proper and reasonable, may reverse or modify, in whole or in put, any final decision, assessment, or order of the fire chief, or the authorized representative of either.
(g) On the date a notice of appeal is filed under this section, all proceedings in furtherance of the determination or order appealed from shall be stayed until the final determination by the city council of the appeal.
(h) All decisions of the fire chief, or the authorized representative of either shall be final unless appealed within the time prescribed herein. (Ord. No. 1341, (part).)