§ 156.042  PUBLIC HEARING AND NOTICE REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   Text amendment. The following requirements are established pursuant to G.S. 160A-364:
      (1)   A notice of the public hearing shall be given once a week for two successive calendar weeks in a paper of general circulation in the area, and;
      (2)   The notice shall be published the first time not less than ten days nor more than 25 days before the date fixed for the hearing;
      (3)   In computing such period, the day of publication is not to be included, but the day of the hearing shall be included.
   (B)   Zoning Map amendment (rezoning).  The following requirements are established pursuant to G.S. 160A-384:
      (1)   A notice of the public hearing shall be sent by first-class mail to the owner of the parcel of land to be rezoned and all of the abutting land owners at the address listed for the owners on the most recent county tax listing;
      (2)   This notice must be deposited in the mail at least ten, but not more than 25 days prior to the date of the public hearing;
      (3)   In computing such period, the day of publication is not to be included, but the day of the hearing shall be included.
   (C)   Alternate notice procedure (rezoning only).  The following procedure, pursuant to G.S. 160A-384, may be used in lieu of the mailed notice above if the zoning map amendment affects more than 50 properties that are owned by a total of at least 50 different property owners:
      (1)   An advertisement of the public hearing that shows the boundaries of the area affected by the proposed zoning map amendment and the nature of the proposed change shall be published once a week for four successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the area; 
      (2)   The final two advertisements shall comply with the provisions of G.S. 160A-364;
      (3)   The advertisement shall not be less than one-half of a newspaper page in size;
      (4)   The advertisement shall only be effective for property owners who reside within the area of general circulation of the newspaper that publishes the notice and property owners who reside outside of the newspaper circulation area shall be notified by first class mail at the address listed for the owner on the most recent county tax listing.
(Am. Ord. passed 9-14-2016)