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(A) Before voting upon any proposed zoning map or text amendment, notice of the time, place, and reason for holding a public hearing shall be given as required by KRS Chapter 424 and KRS 100.211 and 100.212.
(B) After notice of the public hearing as provided hereinabove, the Commission shall hold at least one public hearing on the proposed amendment. The hearing will be held in accordance with procedures as outlined in KRS Chapter 100 and the published opinions of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and the Kentucky Supreme Court and any applicable published opinions of the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and their successors.
(C) The hearing will be a trial-type hearing with procedures adopted by the Planning Commission pursuant to KRS 100.345 and in compliance with the Planning Commission bylaws. No formal rules of evidence shall be required. The hearing itself shall be as informal as possible, consistent with an orderly determination in a fair and impartial manner of the issues before the Commission.
(D) Testimony at the public hearing shall be taken under oath administered by the Chairman of the Commission.
(E) After voting to recommend that an application for amendment to the zoning map be granted or denied, the Commission shall forward its findings of facts and recommendations in writing to the Murray City Council.
(Ord. 794, passed 12-22-83; Am. Ord. 90-925, passed 7-26-90; Am. Ord. 2016-1710, passed 8-11-16)