The procedure for taking action on an amendment to this chapter shall be as follows.
   (A)   All petitions for taking action on an amendment to this chapter shall be as follows: the City Council shall cause to be published a notice of public hearing in the official newspaper at least ten days prior to the date of the hearing. When the petition involves changes in zone boundaries affecting an area of five acres or less, a similar notice shall be mailed at least ten days before the day of the hearing to each owner of affected property and property situated wholly or partly within 350 feet of the property to which the petition relates.
   (B)   For the purpose of giving mailed notice, the person responsible for mailing the notice may use any appropriate records to determine the names and addresses of owners. A copy of the notice and a list of the owners and addresses to which the notice was sent shall be attested to by the responsible person and shall be made a part of the records of the proceedings. The failure to give mailed notice to individual property owners, or defects in the notice shall not invalidate the proceedings, provided, a bona fide attempt was made to comply.
   (C)   The City Council shall hold the public hearing and make a decision within 60 days from the date of the hearings.
   (D)   No petition or a property owner for an amendment to the ordinance shall be considered by the city within the one-year period immediately following a previous denial of the request, except the city may consider a new petition if in the opinion of the Planning Commission new evidence or a change of circumstances warrant it.
(Ord. 75, passed 12-27-1990)