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Subdivision of Land

SECTION 45-23-69

§ 45-23-69. Appeals – Public hearing.

(a) The board of appeal shall hold a public hearing on the appeal within forty-five (45) days of the receipt of the appeal, give public notice of the hearing, as well as due notice to the parties of interest. At the hearing any party may appear in person, or be represented by an agent or attorney. The board shall render a decision within ten (10) days of the close of the public hearing. The cost of any notice required for the hearing shall be borne by the applicant.

(b) The board of appeal shall only hear appeals of the actions of a planning board or administrative officer at a meeting called especially for the purpose of hearing the appeals and which has been so advertised.

(c) The hearing, which may be held on the same date and at the same place as a meeting of the zoning board of review, must be held as a separate meeting from any zoning board of review meeting. Separate minutes and records of votes as required by § 45-23-70(d) shall be maintained by the board of appeal.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1992, ch. 385, § 1.)