A Board of Zoning Appeals is hereby established which shall consist of seven members. The word "Board," when used in this article, shall be construed to mean the Board of Zoning Appeals. The organization of the Board shall be governed by Article 5-A of the General City Law.
Meeting and recordkeeping requirements of the Board shall be governed by Article 5-A of the General City Law and Article 7 of the Public Officers Law.
[Amended 3-23-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-02]
The Board is vested with the powers and duties delegated to it according to Article 5-A of General City Law.
The right to appeal shall be governed by Article 5-A of the General City Law.
All appeals to the Board must be filed in writing with the Zoning Officer on the forms provided. Where required by the Zoning Officer, such appeals application shall be accompanied by an accurate plan drawn to scale. A fee, as established by the City Council, shall accompany every application for appeal. Upon notice of appeal, all papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from is taken shall be forthwith transmitted to the Board. A copy of every notice of appeal shall be transmitted to the Building Inspector. The appeal shall be placed on the calendar of the Board when the Board has received a completed application and has sufficient factual information to hear the case. Such hearing shall consider all facts pertaining to the appeal. At the hearing, any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney.
Standards for variances are governed by Article 5-A of the General City Law.