12-2-7: AMENDMENTS:
   A.   Authority: The regulations, restrictions, and boundaries set forth in this zoning code may from time to time be amended, supplemented, changed or repealed, as provided in 11 Oklahoma Statutes section 43-105. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997; amd. 2006 Code)
   B.   Procedure:
      1.   Hearing Authorized: Before any amendment, change of regulation, restriction or boundary shall become effective, parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard at a public hearing.
      2.   Notice Requirements: At least twenty (20) days' notice of the date, time and place of the hearing shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the town. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997)
      3.   Filing Amendment: The proposed amendment or change shall be filed with the town clerk. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997; amd. 2006 Code)
      4.   Protests:
         a.   Protests against proposed changes shall be filed at least three (3) days before the date of the public hearing. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997)
         b.   If protests are filed by owners of twenty percent (20%) or more of the area of the lots included in the proposed change, or the owners of fifty percent (50%) or more of the lots within a three hundred foot (300') radius of the exterior boundary of the territory included in a proposed change, such proposed change or amendment shall not become effective except by a three-fifths (3/5) favorable vote of all members the board of trustees. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997; amd. 2006 Code)
   C.   Rezones: Property may be rezoned or reclassified by complying with the provisions of 11 Oklahoma Statutes section 43-106. Before any property is rezoned or reclassified, parties in interest shall have an opportunity to be heard at a public hearing. All costs of public notice shall be borne by the applicant.
      1.   Zone Change Hearing:
         a.   In addition to giving the notice as specified in subsection B2 of this section, notice of a public hearing on any proposed zoning change shall be given twenty (20) days prior to the hearing by mailing written notices by the town clerk for the planning commission to all owners of property within a three hundred foot (300') radius, inclusive of streets and alleys, of the exterior boundary of the subject property. The notice shall contain:
            (1)   Legal description of the property and the street address or approximate location in the town;
            (2)   Present zoning and classification of the property and the proposed zoning and reclassification sought by the applicant; and
            (3)   Date, time and place of the public hearing.
In addition to written notice requirements, notice shall also be given by posting notice of such hearing on the affected property at least twenty (20) days before the date of the hearing.
         b.   Applicant shall provide, at applicant's expense, an abstractor's certificate showing the names and addresses of property owners within a three hundred foot (300') radius, inclusive of streets and alleys.
      2.   Reclassification Hearing: In cases of proposed zoning reclassifications, the governing body shall require additional notice of the public hearing by posting a sign on the property affected by the proposed zoning reclassification. The sign and the lettering thereon shall be of sufficient size so as to be clearly visible and legible from the public street or streets toward which it faces. The notice shall contain:
         a.   The date, time and place of the public hearing;
         b.   By whom the public hearing will be conducted;
         c.   The desired zoning classification;
         d.   The proposed use of the property; and
         e.   Other information as deemed necessary to provide adequate and timely public notice.
      3.   Filing Rezone Or Reclassification: The proposed rezoning or reclassification shall be filed with the town clerk for the Fort Gibson planning commission. (Ord. 1997-3-1, 3-10-1997)