(a)   Notice to Property Owners of Public Hearing by Planning Commission.
      (1)   Before submitting its recommendation on a proposed amendment to the Council, the Planning Commission shall hold a public hearing thereon, notice of which shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality at least 30 days before the date of the hearing, once a week for two weeks. The notice shall state the place or places and times at which the proposed amendment to the ordinance, including text and maps, may be examined and other notices as required by State statutes or Planning Commission.
      (2)   In addition to the published notice as hereinbefore specified, the Planning Commission shall give notice of time, place and purpose of public hearings to be held by it on proposed amendments or supplements, by mailing a postal card or letter notice not less than 20 days prior to the date of the hearing, to the owners of all properties lying within 200 feet of any part of the property proposed to be changed. The failure to notify, as provided in this section, shall not invalidate any recommendations adopted hereunder; it being the intention of this section to provide, so far as may be possible, due notice to the persons substantially interested in the proposed change that an application is pending before the Planning Commission, proposing to make a change in the zoning district map or the regulations set forth in this chapter.
   (b)   Action of Planning Commission. The Planning Commission may recommend to Council that the application be granted as requested, or it may recommend a modification of the zoning amendment requested in the application, or it may recommend that the application be not granted. These recommendations shall be certified to Council within 30 days after the Planning Commission hearing.
(Ord. 1584. Passed 9-17-07.)