(A)   Board to hold public hearing. The Board of Zoning Appeals shall hold a public hearing within a reasonable length of time after the receipt of an application for an appeal, variance, special exception, or revocation from the applicant or initiator. However, the public hearing shall not be held sooner than 15 days after its receipt.
   (B)   Notice of public hearings. The notice requirements for publication in a newspaper are as  follows:
      (1)   Before holding the public hearing, notice of the hearing shall be given in one or more newspapers of general circulation in the town at least 15 days before the date of the hearing;
      (2)   The notice shall set forth the time and place of the hearing, and the nature of the proposed appeal, variance, special exception or revocation;
      (3)   All cost for the notice of public hearing shall be borne by the applicant or initiator and a proof of publication shall be required from the applicant or initiator prior to final action being taken on the petition.
   (C)   Notice to parties in interest. Notice shall be given to parties of interest as follows:
      (1)   Before holding the public hearing, written notice of such hearing shall be mailed by the applicant(s) or initiator(s) by certified mail, return receipt requested, in a form which meets the Board's requirements at least 15 days prior to the day of the hearing to the owners of all adjoining parcels of land to a depth of two ownerships or 250 feet, whichever is greater, of the exterior boundaries of the subject property. For the purpose of notification of parties in interest, where any such adjacent parcels of land are owned by the applicant(s), the subject property shall be deemed to include adjacent land owned by the applicants;
      (2)   A verified written statement that all interested parties have been mailed a written notice as set out in division (C)(1) above shall be submitted by the applicant prior to final action being taken on the petition.
   (D)   Records. The Board shall keep records of its examinations, findings, and other official actions, all of which shall be public record and be immediately filed in the office of the Recording Secretary of the Board.
(Ord. 172, §§ 4-500 - 4-503, passed 4-5-90)