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When a notice of appeal has been filed in proper form with the Board of Appeals, the Secretary of the Board shall immediately place said request for appeal on the calendar for hearing and shall cause notices to be given as follows:
(a) The Board of Appeals shall provide notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation not less than 15 days before the date of the hearing. Notice shall be sent by mail or personal delivery to the owners of property for which the approval is considered. Notice shall also be given to all persons to whom real property is assessed within 300 feet of the property that is the subject of the request and to the occupants of all structures within 300 feet of the subject property regardless of whether the property or structures are located in the zoning jurisdiction. Notification need not be given to more than one occupant of a structure, except that if a structure contains more than one dwelling unit or spatial area owned or leased by different persons, one occupant of each unit or spatial area shall be given notice. If a structure contains more than four dwelling units or other distinct spatial areas owned or leased by different persons, notice may be given to the manager or owner of the structure, who shall be requested to post the notice at the primary entrance to the structure. Notice is considered to be given when personally delivered or when deposited during normal business hours for delivery with the United States postal service or other public or private delivery service. The notice shall be given not less than 15 days before the date the request will be considered. If the name of the occupant is not known, the term “occupant” may be used for the intended recipient of the notice. The notice shall describe the nature of the request, indicate the property that is the subject of the request to include street addresses if such addresses exist, state when and where the request will be considered and indicate where written comments will be received concerning the request.
(b) If the Board of Appeals receives a written request seeking an interpretation of the zoning ordinance or an appeal of an administrative decision, the Board of Appeals shall conduct a public hearing on the request. Notice shall be given as required under division (a) above. However, if the request does not involve a specific parcel of property, notice need only be published in a paper of general circulation and given to the person making the request. The Board may adjourn any meeting held in order to allow the obtaining of additional information or to provide further notice as it deems necessary.
(Ord. 89. Passed 4-10-72; Ord. 2009-5. Passed 11-9-09.)