(A)   The Board of Adjustment shall fix reasonable times for hearing appeals or other matters referred to it and give public notice as required by law. Any party may appear and be heard in person or by agent or attorney at such hearing. An applicant or appealing party requesting a hearing before the Board of Adjustment shall pay a fee and other costs associated with the hearing, including publication of notice and abstractor's certificate, in such sum as set by the City Council by motion, or resolution. In all matters requiring notice to owners of real property within 300 feet of the premises described in the application, the applicant shall obtain from a bonded abstractor a certificate verifying the real estate owners and their last known mailing addresses. All fees, except for the abstractor's charges (which shall be paid directly to the abstractor), shall be paid upon filing the appeal or request for hearing.
   (B)   Notice of public hearing before the Board of Adjustment shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation and by mailing written notice by the Clerk of the Board of Adjustment to all owners of property within a 300 foot radius of the exterior boundary of the subject property. The notice by publication and written notice shall be published and mailed at least ten days prior to the hearing.
   (C)   The notice, whether by publication or mail, of a public hearing before the Board of Adjustment shall contain:
      (1)   Legal description of the property and the street address or approximate location;
      (2)   Present zoning classification of the property and the nature of the appeal, variance or exception requested; and
      (3)   Date, time and place of the hearing.
(Ord. 1544, passed 3-13-07)