(A)   Any notice of an application or petition for an appeal, use, exception, or variance shall include at least the following items:
      (1)   General location, legal description, and address of the property affected;
      (2)   Nature of the request concerning the appeal, use, exception, or variance applied for; and
      (3)   Date and time of the public hearing thereon.
   (B)   For the purpose of I.C. 36-7-4-920(b), any person who is the owner of abutting property as well as any adjacent party as defined by this title shall be entitled to specific notice of the application for use, variance, or exception.
   (C)   The applicant for the appeal, use, exception, or variance shall be responsible for placing publication or notice of the application or petition as scheduled for public hearing.  The notice shall be published pursuant to the requirements of I.C. 36-7-4-900 and I.C. 5-14-1.5.  Publication shall be ten days prior to the regular meeting or public hearing on the petition or application.
   (D)   The applicant or petitioner shall be required to provide to the BZA proof of mailing or receipt of notice of all adjacent parties being mailed certified return receipt requested no less than ten days prior to the date of the publication.  The applicant may also file notice, personally signed, or delivered to the adjacent parties, and this notice shall be signed by the adjacent parties.  Personal notice must show receipt at least five days prior to the hearing.
   (E)   Prior to presentation of the petition the applicant shall provide an affidavit and listing of all owners of record considered as adjacent parties according to the real estate master file maintained by the County Auditor, as well as a copy of the notice mailed.
(`88 Code, § 8-184)  (Ord. 98-20, passed 11-10-98)