§ 155.041  COMMON REVIEW REQUIREMENTS.
   The requirements of this section shall apply to all applications and procedures subject to development review under this code, unless otherwise stated.
   (A)   Authority to file applications. Unless otherwise specified in this code, development review applications may be initiated by:
      (1)   The owner of the property that is the subject of the application;
      (2)   The owner’s authorized agent; or
      (3)   The city.
   (B)   Fees.
      (1)   Determination of fees.
         (a)   The determination of a fee schedule for the development review procedures of this code shall be established by the Safety and Service Director and adopted by City Council. City Council may adjust the fees from time-to-time.
         (b)   The adopted fee schedule shall be made available to the public in the office of the Safety and Service Director.
      (2)   Fees to be paid.
         (a)   No application shall be processed or permit issued until the established fee has been paid.
         (b)   Fees shall be paid in legal tender or by check or money order made payable to the city.
      (3)   Refund of fees. Application fees are not refundable, except where the Safety and Service Director determines that an application was accepted in error, or the fee paid exceeded the amount due, in which case the amount of the overpayment will be refunded to the applicant.
   (C)   Public notification for public hearing. Applications for development approval that require public hearings shall comply with all applicable Ohio Revised Code requirements and the provisions of this chapter in regard to public notification.
      (1)   Content. Notices for public hearings, whether by publication or mail (written notice), shall, at minimum:
         (a)   Identify the location and size of the subject property by its address, legal description, or parcel number(s);
         (b)   Indicate the date, time, and location of the public hearing;
         (c)   Describe the nature, scope, and purpose of the application;
         (d)   Identify the location where the public may view the application and related documents;
         (e)   Include a statement that the public may appear at the public hearing, be heard, and submit written comments with respect to the application; and
         (f)   Include a statement describing where written comments should be submitted prior to the public hearing.
      (2)   Notice requirements. Notice for public hearings shall be provided as defined in Table 2: Public Notice Requirements.
 
Table 2: Public Notice Requirements
Development Review Procedure
See Section
Mailed Notice
Published Notice
Zoning text or map amendment
Written notice shall be sent to property owners of record within 200 feet of the subject property a minimum of 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing
Published notice required a minimum of 30 days prior to the date of the public hearing
Planned unit development overlay designation and concept development plan
Variances
Written notice shall be sent to property owners of record within 200 feet of the subject property a minimum of 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing
Published notice required a minimum of 10 days prior to the date of the public hearing
Conditional use permit
Expansion or substitution of nonconforming use
Appeals
 
      (3)   Published notice. When provisions of this code require that notice be published, a representative of the city shall prepare the content of the notice and publish the notice in a newspaper of general circulation in the city. The content of the notification shall be consistent with division (C)(1) of this section.
      (4)   Mailed notice. When provisions of this code require that written notice be mailed to adjacent property owners, a representative of the city shall prepare the content of the notice and send out the notices consistent with Table 2: Public Notice Requirements. The content of the notification shall be consistent with division (C)(1) of this section.
(Ord. 2018-06, passed 7-9-2018, § 155.122)