Sec. 23D-10-22. Appeal hearing.

After the filing of an appeal within the time and in the manner prescribed herein, the city council shall conduct a hearing for the purpose of determining whether the appeal should be granted. Any appeal hearing shall be set no sooner than twenty (20) days following the filing of a request for an appeal hearing and no more than sixty (60) days from the date such request is filed. Written notice of the time, date and place of the hearing shall be served upon affected city staff and the appellant not later than ten (10) days preceding the date of the hearing.
The city council shall conduct a de novo review of the entire proceeding or proceedings relating to the act or decision being appealed and may make any order it deems just and equitable. Any hearing may be continued from time to time.
At the conclusion of the hearing, the city council shall prepare a written decision which either grants or denies the appeal, and contains findings of fact and conclusions. The written decision, including a copy thereof, shall be filed with the city clerk. The city clerk shall serve such decision to the appealer and the public works director. The decision of the city council shall become final upon the date of filing and service with respect to the any appeal. (Ord. No. 1369, § 2 (part).)