A. After considering all of the testimony and evidence submitted at the hearing, the hearing officer shall issue a written decision within ten days of the hearing to uphold or deny the administrative citation and shall state in the decision the reasons for that decision.
B. If the hearing officer determines that the administrative citation should be upheld, then the fine amount on deposit with the county shall be retained by the county.
C. If the hearing officer determines that the administrative citation should not be upheld, then the county shall promptly refund the amount of the deposited fine.
D. In the sole discretion of the hearing officer, the amount of the fine may be reduced or the return of all or part of the fine to the responsible party may be conditioned on the correction of the violation.
E. The appellant shall be served with a copy of the hearing officer's written decision by the department by depositing a copy thereof in the United States Mail with postage prepaid.
(Ord. 2005-05 § 2 (part), 2005.)