11-9-3: PROCEDURE:
   A.   Request for site and building plan approval shall be filed with the City on an official application form and processed in accordance with this chapter and Minnesota Statutes section 15.99.
      1.   An application shall be accompanied by a fee as provided in section 3-1-2 of this Code.
      2.   Such application shall also be accompanied by detailed written and graphic materials fully explaining the proposed change, development, or use including the information required by section 11-9-6 of this chapter.
      3.   The request shall be considered as being officially submitted when the Zoning Administrator determines that there is compliance with all the information requirements.
      4.   The City Council, the Planning Commission, and the City staff shall have the authority to request additional information from the applicant or to retain expert testimony at the expense of the applicant. Said information is to be declared necessary to establish performance conditions in relation to all pertinent sections of this title.
      5.   Failure on the part of the applicant to supply all necessary supportive information may be grounds for denial of the request.
   B.   The applicant shall supply proof of title and the legal description of the property for which the site and building plan approval is requested, consisting of an abstract of title or registered property abstract currently certified, together with any unrecorded documents whereby the petitioners acquire a legal ownership or equitable ownership interest and, as applicable, supply documented authorization from the owner(s) of the property in question to proceed with the requested site and building plans.
   C.   The Zoning Administrator shall instruct the appropriate staff persons to prepare technical reports where applicable, and provide general assistance in preparing a recommendation on the action to the Planning Commission and City Council.
   D.   The applicant or a designated representative thereof shall appear before the Planning Commission and City Council in order to answer questions concerning the proposed request.
   E.   The Planning Commission and City Council shall review the proposed site plan based upon compliance with the Comprehensive Plan, provisions of this title, and other applicable chapters of this Code.
   F.   The Planning Commission shall make a finding of fact and recommend such actions or conditions relating to the request as they deem necessary to carry out the intent and purpose of this title.
   G.   The City Council shall not consider or act upon an application until they have received a report and recommendation from the Planning Commission or until sixty (60) days after the first regular Planning Commission meeting at which the request was considered.
   H.   Upon completion of the report and recommendation of the Planning Commission, the request shall be scheduled for consideration on the agenda of the City Council. Such reports and recommendations shall be entered in and made part of the permanent written record of the City Council meeting.
   I.   If, upon receiving said reports and recommendations of the Planning Commission and City staff, the City Council finds that specific inconsistencies exist in the review process and thus the final recommendation of the City Council will differ from that of the Planning Commission, the City Council may, before taking final action, refer the matter back to the Planning Commission for further consideration.
   J.   Approval of a request shall require passage by a majority vote of the City Council.
   K.   The Zoning Administrator shall provide the applicant and property owner with written notice of the City Council's findings of fact and decision regarding the application.
   L.   If a request for site and building plan approval receives approval of the City Council, the City, at the applicant's expense, shall record such with the appropriate Wright County Office. No building permits for the property in question will be granted until recording of the action has been completed. (Prior Code § 20-9-3)