(a)   Applicability.  Except as otherwise provided by state or federal law, notices shall be issued as required below for public hearings required by this Zoning Code for:
      (1)   Conditional zoning certificates,
      (2)   Variances, and
      (3)   Zoning amendments.
   (b)   Required Notices.  At least ten (10) calendar days prior to the hearing date, (except as provided at (c) below) the Clerk or Secretary of the body conducting the hearing shall issue the following notices:
      (1)   Newspaper notice.  The Clerk shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the city a public notice  which includes:  the address or other description of the subject property;  a summary of the matter(s) to be decided;  the location and times at which public documents relating to the matter(s) may be inspected; the name of the body (e.g., City Council, Board of Zoning Appeals, Planning Commission) which will hear and decide the matter(s);  the date, time, and place of the hearing;  a statement encouraging parties in interest to attend and to observe or participate in the hearing.  Multiple hearings to be conducted consecutively by the same hearing body, at the same place and date, may be advertised in a single notice. 
         (Ord. 2008-194.  Passed 12-1-08.)
      (2)   Mail notice.  The Clerk shallmail by first-class postal delivery to all owners (as identified on current tax records) of commercial and industrial propertywithin seven hundred fifty (750) feet and to all owners (as identified on the current tax records) of residential property within four hundred (400) feet of the property which is the subject of the hearing, and to the Clerk of Council, a notice containing the same information stated in subsection (b)(1) above.  (Ord. 2014-114.  Passed 9-22-14.)
      (3)   Sign notice.  The Zoning Inspector shall install one (1) hearing notice sign in the public right-of-way for each road frontage of the subject property in a manner clearly visible from the road.  The notice sign shall include:  the name of the body which will conduct the hearing; the date, time and place of the hearing; the type of request which is the subject of the hearing; and the phone number of the Clerk.  The Zoning Inspector shall place the signs as required for a period of not less than the seven (7) days prior to the hearing.
      (4)   Date of newspaper notice for zoning amendments.  Newspaper notice of a hearing before City Council for any amendment to the Zoning Code or to the Zoning Map shall be issued at least thirty (30) days prior to the hearing.
      (5)   Failure to issue or receive notice. It is the intention of this section to require notice to interested parties, to afford opportunities to inspect public documents, and to encourage interested parties to observe and participate in public proceedings.  The failure to notify as provided in this section shall not invalidate any proceedings or actions taken as a result thereof.
         (Ord. 2008-194.  Passed 12-1-08.)