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(A) The village shall notify the public of any public hearing in conformance with Section 713.12 of the Ohio Revised Code.
(B) The village shall also mail a written notice of the public hearing to all property owners within 1,000 feet of the subject property at least 20 days prior to the hearing.
(C) Minor defects in any notice shall not impair the notice or invalidate proceedings pursuant to the notice if a bona fide attempt has been made to comply with applicable notice requirements. Minor defects in notice shall be limited to errors in a legal description, typographical or grammatical errors, or errors of actual acreage that do not impede communication of the notice to affected parties. Failure of a party to receive written notice shall not invalidate subsequent action. In all cases, however, the requirements for the timing of the notice and for specifying the time, date, and place of a hearing shall be strictly construed. If questions arise at the hearing regarding the adequacy of notice, the decision-making body shall direct the agency having responsibility for notification to make a formal finding as to whether there was substantial compliance with the notice requirements of this subchapter, and such finding shall be made available to the decisionmaking body prior to final action on the request.
(D) When the records of the village document the publication, mailing, and posting of notices as required by this section, it shall be presumed that notice of a public hearing was given as required by this section.
(Ord. 2006-12, passed 5-1-06)