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(A) Prior to a public hearing as required by DMP-B, DMP-D, and DMP-E, notice as required by this section shall be given. No final decision shall be rendered on an application requiring a public notice until notice is given. Notice of pending applications need not be advertised in full, but may be advertised by reference, provided that the place where a copy of the application or proposal may be viewed shall be included in the notice.
(B) Notice shall be published once a week for two successive weeks (at least six days apart) in a newspaper having general circulation in the county. Notice shall specify the time and place of the public hearing, which shall be held not less than six days nor more than 21 days after the second advertisement shall have appeared. The Land Use Administrator, or his or her designee, will arrange for the publication of the newspaper notice.
(C) When notice is required by this chapter, written notice shall be sent by the Land Use Administrator, or his or her designee, in accordance with VA Code § 15.1-431.
(D) Notice shall also be provided by the posting of at least one sign on the property in question by the Land Use Administrator, or his or her designee, at least 15 days prior to the date of the public hearing. Additional signs shall be required for properties with more than one road frontage. Signs shall be posted in the following manner.
(1) All signs shall be posted so as to assure the greatest public visibility practical.
(2) Signs shall be posted adjacent to the street right-of-way abutting the site, no more than ten feet from the edge of said right-of-way. If more than one street abuts the site, at least one sign shall be posted along each abutting street. If no street abuts the site, at least one sign shall be posted along the closest public street, with a note added to locate the property in direction and distance from the sign.
(3) Signs shall be maintained in good condition until the public hearing, and shall be replaced if damaged or removed as soon as practical. It shall be a violation of this chapter to damage or remove a public notice sign erected under these provisions, and each sign shall carry a warning to this effect.
(E) The Land Use Administrator, or his or her designee who has performed notice as prescribed above, shall make affidavit to such and file it with the papers in the case.
(Ord. passed 11-9-1995) Penalty, see § 157.999