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Title 5 : Aeronautics and Surface Transportation Generally

Chapter 017 : AIRPORT ZONING

(Cite as: 5 V.S.A. § 1015)
  • § 1015. Appeals to board of adjustment

    (a) A person aggrieved, or taxpayer affected, by any decision of an administrative agency made in its administration of airport zoning regulations adopted under this chapter, or any governing body of a political subdivision, or any joint airport zoning board, which is of the opinion that a decision of the administrative agency is an improper application of airport zoning regulations of concern to the governing body or board, may appeal to the board of adjustment authorized to hear and decide appeals from the decisions of the administrative agency.

    (b) An appeal taken under this section shall be taken within a reasonable time, as provided by the rules of the board, by filing with the agency from which the appeal is taken and with the board a notice of appeal specifying the grounds. The agency from which the appeal is taken shall transmit to the board all the papers constituting the record upon which the action appealed from was taken.

    (c) An appeal shall stay all proceedings in furtherance of the action appealed from, unless the agency from which the appeal is taken certifies to the board, after the notice of appeal has been filed with it, that by reason of the facts stated in the certificate a stay in its opinion would cause imminent peril to life or property. In such cases, proceedings shall not be stayed otherwise than by order of the board on notice to the agency from which the appeal is taken and on due cause shown.

    (d) The board shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of appeals, give public notice and notice to the parties in interest, and render a decision within a reasonable time. Upon the hearing, any party may appear in person, by agent, or by attorney.

    (e) In conformity with the provisions of this chapter, the board may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or modify the order, requirement, decision, or determination appealed from and make such order, requirement, decision, or determination as required, and to that end shall have all the powers of the administrative agency from which the appeal is taken. (Added 1985, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)