Upon the filing of an application for an alternative site plan, the department of planning and building services shall set a date for public hearing on the request. The date for the public hearing shall be a day when the planning commission is regularly scheduled to meet as determined by the rules, policies and regulations as adopted or which may hereafter be adopted by the planning commission for holding public hearings on those requests, or the planning commission may designate a special meeting at which to hear a requested alternative site plan application.
   (a)   Public notice.
      (1)   Signs. Signs shall be posted on the property for a continuous period of ten days immediately prior to the public hearing held by the planning commission or city council to consider the conditional use permit. The signs shall be furnished by the department of planning and building services; state the date, time and location of the public hearing and be posted by the applicant in the numbers, design and locations prescribed by the director. Before any action shall be taken by the planning commission, the applicant shall first file with the department of planning and building services a certificate verifying that the signs have been posted at the property location before the time specified by this section.
      (2)   Written notice. Written notice shall be sent by the city to adjacent property owners within 300 feet, measured from lot line to lot line. The letters shall be postmarked at least ten business days prior to the hearing and state the date, time, and location of the public hearing.
      (3)   Publication. The public hearing date, time, and location shall be published at least ten days in advance of the hearing in a legal newspaper in the community.
      (4)    Approval of plan as presented. The alternative site plan approved by the planning commission shall be the plan presented during the public hearing. Planning staff will then only approve a zoning permit if the plan for construction provided is substantially the same.
(Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013)