(a) Authority: Session Law 2014-410 authorizes the Town to give notice of public hearings through electronic means, including, but not limited to, the Town's Internet site. This ordinance states the Town's intent to provide legal notice of Town of Cary public hearings electronically by publishing such notice on the Town's website in lieu of publishing such notice in a newspaper.
(b) Public Hearing Notice: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in Town Ordinances, all notices of public hearings ('Public Hearing Notice') may be published on the Town's website instead of in a newspaper. Any such website Public Hearing Notice shall state the subject, date, time and location of the public hearing, and such other information as may be required by state law or Town ordinance for the particular public hearing. The Public Hearing Notice shall be posted to the website according to the publication schedule required by state law or Town ordinance. The Public Hearing Notice shall remain posted until the day after the day on which the associated public hearing closes.
A copy of the Public Hearing Notices published on the Town's website shall be maintained according to the Records Retention and Disposition Schedule. This copy shall serve as proof that the Public Hearing Notice was published by posting to the Town's website, and shall show the date(s) the Notice was published on the website.
(c) Additional Notice Requirements: This ordinance does not replace any statute or ordinance that requires notice by mail for public hearings or posting signs on property. Those methods of notification remain in effect.
(Ord. 2014-Code-01, 1-9-2014)