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(A) Applications for an amendment to this chapter shall be filed with the County Board of Commissioners at least ten days prior to the date on which it is to be heard by the Board. Each application shall be signed, be in a duplicated form, and shall contain the following:
(1) The applicant's name and address in full;
(2) In the case of a text amendment, it shall set forth the new text to be added and the existing text to be deleted and any other text changes that will have to be made as a result of the effect on the remaining articles, sections, definitions, diagrams or attachments;
(3) If the proposed amendment will change the addressing map, a copy of the addressing map shall be marked to indicate the impact of the proposed amendment to the existing map and shall be presented with the application for amendment.
(B) All proposed amendments to this chapter should be submitted to the Board of Commissioners for review and recommendation. A public hearing shall be held by the Board of County Commissioners before the adoption of any proposed amendments to this chapter. When the Board of County Commissioners shall have denied any application for the change of a portion or matter of this chapter, it shall not thereafter accept any other application for the same change involving that portion or matter of the chapter until the expiration of six months from the date of such previous denial.
(C) Before any action shall be taken on an amendment request, the party or parties proposing or recommending said amendment shall deposit the required fee with the Tax Administrator at the time the petition is filed to cover publication and other miscellaneous cost for said change. Under no condition shall said fee or any part thereof be refunded for failure of said amendment to be adopted. However, in the event an application is withdrawn prior to the time it is ordered advertised for hearing by the Board of Commissioners, three-fourths of the fee shall be refunded.
(Ord. passed 11-6-2000; Ord. passed 1-5-2004; Ord. passed 3-11-2019; Ord. passed 6-7-2021)