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The public hearing, in the case of an application for a dimensional variance, may be a full hearing or a summary hearing, as determined by the following procedure:
(1) A petition for a variance requesting relief of a single setback where said relief is less than or equal to 50% of the required setback as set forth in § 603, may be considered as a summary petition at the discretion of the Zoning Board.
(2) At the commencement of a hearing of the Board of Review, the chairperson shall read aloud the name of each applicant who is applying for a single dimensional variance of less than or equal to 50% of the required setback as set forth in § 603, in the order in which such applications appear on the docket, and shall ask after reading each name, whether any member of the Board or any person attending the hearing has any objection to the application or for any other reason objects to a summary hearing on that application.
(3) If no objection is made known to the chairperson, the application shall be marked for a summary hearing. If any person objects for any reason, the application shall be marked for a full hearing.
(4) After all eligible applications have been thus announced and opportunity for objection has been given, a summary of each application marked for a summary hearing, including the name of the applicant, the location of the property involved, and the nature of the relief sought, shall be read aloud and the chairperson shall again ask if there are any objections to the application. If no objections are heard, the Board shall immediately vote to approve or disapprove the application. If, prior to the vote, an objection is raised, the application shall be held for later consideration on a full hearing, together with all other applications receiving a full hearing.
(5) Following the disposition of all applications marked for a summary hearing, the Board shall proceed with full hearings of all other matters on the docket.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06)