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(A) Following initiation of a zoning amendment, a Planning Commission public hearing shall be scheduled by the Zoning Administrator. Notice of the public hearing shall be:
(1) Published in a newspaper of general circulation in the city at least 15 days prior to the public hearing.
(2) Mailed at least 15 days prior to the hearing to any public utility, telecommunication provider or railroad that has requested receipt of zoning notices that is located in a zoning district affected by the proposed zoning amendment.
(3) Deliver copies of the proposed amendment to the City Engineer, City Fire Chief and City Police Chief, who shall submit their written comments to the Zoning Administrator no less than seven days prior to the Planning Commission meeting at which the zoning amendment is to be reviewed. The City Manager and County Historical Commission will also be sent a copy of the site plan for informational purposes, but they are not required to submit written comments to the Planning Commission. The Zoning Administrator may also submit the proposed amendment to other governmental bodies or agencies for input.
(4) In the case of a zoning map amendment, notice shall also be mailed or delivered at least 15 days prior to the public hearing.
(a) To the owner of the parcel or parcels proposed to be rezoned.
(b) To the applicant.
(c) All property owners listed on the tax roll of the city owning property within 300 feet of the parcel or parcels proposed to be rezoned and all occupants regardless of whether property or applicant is located within the zoning jurisdiction.
(d) The Bingham Township Supervisor and the Clinton County Planning Commission if the parcel or parcels proposed to be rezoned are within 300 feet of the Township's boundary with the city. Notice is not required if the request is to rezone 11 or more adjacent parcels.
(e) In the case of a rezoning, the posting by the applicant of an 18" x 24" sign notice on the property at least 15 days prior to the public hearing. If the sign is vandalized or removed by a third party, the applicant will be considered to have complied with this requirement.
(B) The mailed and posted notices shall identify:
(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) At the public hearing, the Planning Commission shall review the amendment and shall provide the applicant and the public an opportunity to comment on the amendment.
(D) Following the public hearing, the Planning Commission shall submit it's recommendation on the proposed amendment and a summary of public hearing comments to the City Commission. The Planning Commission's recommendation shall be based upon the request's compliance with the City Master Plan.
(Ord. 616, passed 9-23-2013)