(A)   The Zoning Administrator shall, upon receipt of a complete application and appropriate fee, schedule a public hearing.
   (B)   After scheduling the public hearing the Zoning Administrator shall have a notice of public hearing published in a paper of general circulation in the city not less than 15 days before the public hearing. The notice shall be mailed or delivered to the applicant and 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 within the zoning jurisdiction. The notice shall do the following:
      (1)   Describe the nature of the request.
      (2)   Indicate the property that is the subject of the request.
      (3)   State when and where the request will be considered.
      (4)   Indicate when and where written comments will be received concerning the request.
   (C)   Meetings shall be held at the call of the Chairperson and at other times as the Board in its rules of procedures may specify.  The Chairperson or, in his or her absence, the acting chairperson may administer oaths and compel the attendance of witnesses.
   (D)   All meetings shall be open to the public with an opportunity for the applicant and the public to comment at the public hearing.
   (E)   The Board shall maintain a record of its proceedings which shall be filed in the office of the City Clerk.
   (F)   The Board shall adopt its own rules of procedure necessary to conduct its meetings.
   (G)   The Board shall not conduct business unless a majority of the membership is present.
   (H)   The concurring vote of a majority of the members of the Board shall be necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative body or official, or to decide in favor of the applicant a matter upon which the Board is required to pass under the provisions of this chapter.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013)