Grove City Council on March 21 approved an amendment to city code that changes the venue for hearing appeals after the chief building and zoning official denies an application for a certificate of appropriateness.

Grove City Council on March 21 approved an amendment to city code that changes the venue for hearing appeals after the chief building and zoning official denies an application for a certificate of appropriateness.

Appeals now will be heard by the board of zoning appeals and not the planning commission.

The amendment is designed to apply consistency in the city's appeal provisions, law director Stephen Smith said.

The BZA hears the appeals of every other zoning issue, he said.

All appeals now must be filed with the BZA within 30 days of the denial.

The legislation that council approved also amends the supplemental zoning requirements to prohibit collection bins used solely for the collection of donated articles or recycled materials from being placed in the city.

The ban does not apply to the household recycle bins residents put out each week.