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Chapter 7 Section 11


 7.1101 AUTHORITY Whenever the public necessity, convenience, general welfare, or good zoning practice require, the Village Board may, by Ordinance, change the district boundaries or repeal, repeal and recreate, or amend the regulations established by this Ordinance or amendments thereto.  Such change or amendment shall be subject to the review and recommendation of the Village Plan Commission. In the event that the Village Board does not receive the recommendations and report of the Plan Commission within 60 days of the first meeting of the Plan Commission following the referral of the petition from the Village Board to the Plan Commission, the Village Board may hold a public hearing without first receiving the recommendations and report of the Plan Commission.

7.1102 PETITIONS.  Petitions for any change to the district boundaries or amendments to the regulations shall be filed with the Village Board, describe the premises to be rezoned or the regulations to be amended, list the reasons justifying the petition, specify the proposed use, and have attached the following:

A.  Plot Plan drawn to a scale of 1 inch equals 100 feet showing the area proposed to be rezoned, its location, its dimensions, the location and classification of adjacent zoning districts, and the location and existing use of all properties within 300 feet of the area proposed to be rezoned.

B.  Owners Names and Addresses of all properties lying within 300 feet of the area proposed to be rezoned.

C.  Additional Information required by the Village Plan Commission or Village Board.

D.  Deposit. A deposit in the amount of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to cover engineering and legal expenses, publishing expenses, plus ten (10%) percent of such expenses for Village overhead.  Any excess of said deposit over such expenses shall be refunded and all such expenses above the deposit shall be paid by the petitioner.

7.1103 PLAN COMMISSION REVIEW. Upon referral from the Village Board, the Village Plan Commission shall review all proposed changes and amendments within the corporate limits and shall recommend that the petition be granted as requested, modified and granted, or denied.

7.1104 HEARINGS.  Hearings shall be held in accordance with Section 7.1200.

7.1105 PROTEST.  In the event of a protest against such district change or amendment to the regulations of this Ordinance, duly signed and acknowledged by the owners of 20 percent or more of the areas of the land included in such proposed change, or by the owners of 20 percent or more of the area of the land immediately adjacent extending 100 feet therefrom, or by the owners of 20 percent or more of the land directly opposite thereto extending 100 feet from the street frontage of such opposite land, such change or amendment shall not become effective except by the favorable vote of three-fourths (3/4) of the Village Board members present and voting.