§ 154.020  PROCEDURE.
   (A)   Three copies of a request for a zoning amendment, conditional use permit, variance or appeal shall be filed with the City Clerk-Treasurer. This request shall be accompanied by an application fee as determined by the City Council. This fee cannot be refunded. The request shall include detailed written and graphic materials fully explaining the proposed change, development or use, and a list of adjacent property owners. The City Council will initiate action on the request when all the information requirements have been complied with.
   (B)   A public hearing is required for all zoning amendments, conditional use permits, variance requests or appeals. Adjacent landowners within 350 feet must be notified about the hearing ten days prior to the date on which it will occur.
   (C)   The City Council shall consider possible adverse affects of the proposed amendment, conditional use or variance. Its judgment shall be based upon, but not limited to, the following factors.
      (1)   The proposed action shall be consistent with the policies and plans in the City’s Comprehensive Guide Plan.
      (2)   The proposed action shall be consistent with performance standards as outlined in §§ 154.060 through 154.074 of this chapter and in the applicable districts as described in this chapter.
      (3)   The proposed use can be accommodated with existing public services and will not overburden the City’s service capacity.
   (D)   Approval of a request shall require passage by a majority vote of the City Council, except for a rezoning amendment from residential to commercial or industrial zoning which requires at least a two-thirds majority vote.
(Ord. passed 3-20-2002, § 20, sub. 1)