Section 175-94 APPEALS.
A. Any applicant aggrieved by a final decision of the Board of Architectural Review may appeal said decision to the Front Royal Town Council, provided that such appeal is filed, in writing, with the Town Clerk within ten (10) days after the final decision is rendered by the BAR. The Town Council will hear the matter at its next regularly scheduled meeting and will render its decision on the appeal at the following regularly scheduled meeting. The Council, in its discretion, may consider additional evidence and submissions during the period between meetings and at the second regularly scheduled meeting prior to rendering its decision.
B. Any applicant aggrieved by a final decision of the Board of Architectural Review following the decision rendered on appeal to the Front Royal Town Council, may appeal said decision to the Circuit Court of Warren County, Virginia, by filing a petition at law setting forth the alleged illegality of the BAR's action, provided that such petition is filed with the Circuit Court within thirty (30) days after the appealed decision of the Front Royal Town Council. The filing of said petition with the Circuit Court shall stay the decision of the BAR pending the outcome of the appeal, except that the filing of such petition shall not stay the decision of the BAR if such decision denies the right to raze or demolish an historic landmark, building or structure. The Circuit Court may reverse or modify the decision of the BAR, in whole or in part, if the Court finds, upon review, that the decision is arbitrary and constitutes an abuse of discretion. The Circuit Court may also affirm the decision of the BAR.