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A. Applications filed in accordance with the procedures in the shoreline management program are exempt from the procedures of this section on administrative appeals and SPMC 15.08.160 on judicial appeals.

B. Under SPMC 15.08.140 (Administrative Interpretation) any party of record might appeal any decisions of the town planner to the town council (also see SPMC 15.08.170).

C. A written notice of appeal must be filed with the town council within 14 days after the date of issuance of the decision or interpretation being appealed. The notice of appeal must identify:

1. The decision or interpretation being appealed;

2. The name and address of the appellant and appellant’s standing;

3. The specific reason(s) why the appellant asserts that the decision is in error; and

4. The desired outcome or changes to the decision.

D. An appellant must pay an appeal fee when filing an appeal. The amount of the appeal fee is listed in the town’s current fee schedule.

E. All appeals related to a given project permit application that was approved or denied by the town planner will be considered by the town council in an open record hearing conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in SPMC 15.08.120. The appellant bears the burden of proving the decision was in error.

F. Within 90 days after an appeal is filed, the town council must write a single report declaring its decision(s) on the appeal(s). The report must be mailed or given to the applicant and to any person who, prior to the adoption of the report, requested notice of the decision. The 90-day time period may be extended upon mutual agreement of all parties to the appeal. [Ord. 378 § 2 (Exh. 1), 1999.]