Sec. 20A-1-80. Appeals.

(a) Any application for a tree permit which has been denied by the director of public works may be appealed to the tree commission for review and action.
(b) Any such appeal and all accompanying documents will be placed on the agenda of the next regular tree commission meeting. Written notice of the date, time and place of such meeting shall be mailed to the applicant not less than ten days prior to the date of the meeting.
(c) The tree commission may approve the application unconditionally, conditionally or partially, or may deny the application.
(d) The tree commission shall consider the provisions of Section 20A-1-70 when reviewing a tree permit application which has been denied by the director of public works.
(e) A written statement of the action of the tree commission on the application shall be mailed to the applicant within ten calendar days following the tree commission meeting.
(f) Any interested person wishing to appeal a decision of the tree commission must file a written appeal with the city clerk. Such written appeal must be placed in the U.S. mail, properly addressed with postage prepaid within ten calendar days of the date the written decision of the tree commission is mailed to the applicant. Any such appeal shall be accompanied by fees as prescribed in the current schedule of fees as adopted by the city council.
(g) The appeal shall set forth the action or decision complained of, the reason(s) alleging that the action or decision should be altered or overruled and shall be signed by the applicant or his authorized agent.
(h) The city clerk shall set the appeal for hearing before the city council within forty-five days after the appeal is filed. Upon hearing the matter, the city council may grant, conditionally grant, or deny the appeal. The decision on the appeal shall be announced at the close of the hearing and shall become final at that time. (Ord. No. 1230, § 4 (part); Ord. No. 1300, § 4 (part).)