(A)   Amendment notices. All notices for the amendment of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Litchfield shall be by first class mail, by certificate of mailing to the applicant, to the last known owner of the property, adjoining premises in question, and all property owners in the zoning district affected by the amendment. A copy of the certificate of mailing indicating the name and address of the property owners to which notices were sent, certified by the postmaster, shall be provided to the Building and Zoning Department no later than 20 days prior to the date of the public hearing.
   (B)   Special use and variance notices. Regarding the special use and variance, notice shall be given not more than 30 days before filing an application for variation or special use with the Board of Appeals, served either in person or by registered mail, return receipt requested, on the owners, as recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds or the registered titles in the county in which the property is located and as appears from the authentic tax records of such county, of all property within 250 feet in each direction of the location for which the variation or special use is requested, provided the number of feet occupied by all public roads, streets, alleys and other public ways shall be excluded in computing the 250 feet requirement.
   (C)   Contents of notice. All notices, whether for variation, special use or amendment, should contain a brief statement of the nature of the relief requested, the name and address of the legal and beneficial owner of the property for which the variation, special use or amendment is requested, and a statement that the applicant has filed an application for variation, special use or amendment to the ordinances of the City of Litchfield, and the date on which the application will be heard.
   (D)   Costs and expenses of notice. All costs and expenses associated with the giving of notices pursuant to this section shall be at the sole expense of the petitioner for the special use, variance or amendment, as the case may be.
(Ord. 3319, passed 6-7-2011)
   Notice of amendment, see § 150.170
   Notice of special use, see § 150.163
   Notice of variance, see § 150.218