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The following application and review procedures shall be followed for all special uses.
(A) Application for a special land use permit shall be made to the Zoning Administrator and shall include the following:
(2) A completed application form; and
(3) Payment of an application fee in an amount as established from time to time by resolution of the City Council.
(B) Upon receipt of an application for a special land use permit, the Zoning Administrator shall cause notice to be given of a public hearing, in accordance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, as follows.
(1) The notice of public hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city and shall be sent by mail or personal delivery to the owners of property for which approval is being considered, to all persons whom real property is assessed within 300 feet of the boundary of the property in question and to the occupants of all structures within 300 feet. If the name of the occupant is not known, the term “occupant” may be used in making notification.
(2) The required notices shall be given not less than 15 days before the application will be considered.
(3) The notice shall:
(a) Describe the nature of the special use request;
(b) Indicate the property which is the subject of the request;
(c) State when and where the request will be considered; and
(d) Indicate when and where written comments will be received concerning the request
(C) Following notice, the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing on the special land use application.
(D) The Planning Commission may approve, approve with conditions or deny the special land use request based upon review and consideration of materials submitted with the application, comments received at the public hearing and the applicable standards of § 153.253 of this chapter.
(E) The Planning Commission may request that any information submitted be reviewed by the city staff or consultants, with that cost of consultant review to be borne by the applicant.
(Prior Code, § 5.131)