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No amendment including, but not limited to, changes of zoning to this Ordinance, shall become effective until after a public hearing has been held by the Planning and Zoning Commission in relation thereto at which hearing parties in interest and citizens shall have an opportunity, to be heard. Additionally where a hearing is scheduled on a proposal to amend any zoning map, plat, plan, text or regulation, the following notice shall be given in addition to any other notice required by stature by local regulation or ordinance to be given:
A. Notice of the hearing shall be posted conspicuously on the property the classification of which is proposed to be changed for fourteen (14) consecutive days immediately prior to the hearing. Posting shall be as follows:
1. The sign shall state "zoning change" and the proposed classification change in letters three (3) inches in height. The time, place and date of hearing shall be in letters at least one (1) inch in height; and
2. The sign shall be constructed of durable material and shall state the telephone number of the appropriate zoning commission; and
B. Notice of the hearing shall be given at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the hearing by first class mail, with certification by the commission secretary or other officer of the Planning and Zoning Commission that the notice was mailed to an owner of every parcel of property adjoining the property the classification of which is proposed to be changed. It shall be the duty of the person or persons proposing the map amendment to furnish the Zoning Administrator the names, property and mailing addresses of the owners of all adjoining property. Records maintained by the Property Valuation Administrator shall be relied upon to conclusively determine the identity and address of the owner. If the property is in condominium or cooperative forms of ownership, the person notified by mail shall be the president or chairman of the owner group, which administers property commonly, owned by the condominium or cooperative owners. A joint notice may be mailed to two (2) or more co-owners of an adjoining property who are listed in the property valuation administrator’s records as having the same address.
C. If the property the classification of which is proposed to be changed adjoins property in a different planning unit, or property which is not part of any planning unit, notice of the hearing shall be given at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the hearing, by first-class mail to certain public officials, as follows:
1. If the adjoining property is part of a planning unit, notice shall be given to that unit’s planning commission; or
2. If the adjoining property is not part of a planning unit, notice shall be given to the mayor of the City in which the property is located or, if the property is in an unincorporated area, notice shall be given to the judge/executive of the county in which the property is located.
D. Where property adjoins a street or alley, the classification of which is to be changed, property abutting the opposite side of such street or alley shall be considered adjoining property.
(Am. Ord. O-2016-024, passed 12-12-16)