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All applications for development approval requiring a public hearing shall comply with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006, being M.C.L.A. §§ 125.3101 - 125.3702 and the other provisions of this section with regard to public notification.
(A) Responsibility. When the provisions of this chapter or the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act require that notice be published, the City Clerk shall be responsible for preparing the content of the notice, having it published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city and mailed or delivered as provided in this section and in compliance with the Michigan Zoning Enabling Act, Public Act 110 of 2006, as amended, being M.C.L.A. §§ 125.3101 - 125.3702.
(B) Notice and publication.
(1) For all public hearings, notice shall be published and, when required in division (B)(2) below, mailed or delivered not less than 15 days before the date the application will be considered for approval. If the name of the occupant is not known, the term "occupant" may be used in making notification.
(2) If the action that is subject to a public hearing is a rezoning of less than 11 adjacent properties, a special land use, a planned unit development, a variance request or an appeal of an administrative decision, then, notice shall be sent by mail or personal delivery to owners of property for which an approval is being considered and the applicant, if different than the owner(s) of the property. Notice shall also be sent to all persons to whom real property is assessed within 300 feet of the property and to all occupants of all structures within 300 feet of the property regardless of whether the property or occupant is located in the zoning jurisdiction.
(C) Content. All mail, personal and newspaper notices for public hearings shall:
(1) Describe the nature of the request. Identify whether the request is for a rezoning, text amendment, special land use, planned unit development, variance, appeal, ordinance interpretation or other purpose;
(2) Location. Indicate the property that is the subject of the request. The notice shall include a listing of all existing street addresses within the subject property. Street addresses do not need to be created and listed if no such addresses currently exist within the property. If there are no street addresses, other means of identification may be used. No street addresses must be listed when 11 or more adjacent properties are proposed for rezoning, or when the request is for an ordinance interpretation not involving a specific property; and
(3) Opportunity for comments. State where and when the request will be considered. Indicate when and where written comments will be received concerning the request.
(Ord. 02-02, passed 2-11-2002; Am. Ord. 071008-01, passed 10-8-2007)