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Last Post 10/12/2017 11:22 AM by Jane Powell. 2 Replies.
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Stephen French
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10/11/2017 03:15 PM
    Does anyone know if there's a state law (or will it be an individual by-law or committee rule) that sets out how much time there must be between the publication date of a public hearing and the actual public hearing date?

    For example, if a public hearing is scheduled for a Monday, does the public hearing notice have to be published 7 days before the meeting, or 10 days prior, or 24 hours?

    I haven't been able to locate anything in OMA or state law...was wondering if anyone else had any ideas.

    Thanks! Stephen M. French
    Julia Stonestreet
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    10/11/2017 04:04 PM
    According to the "Little Red Book" Responsibilities for Township. Public hearings have a time frame based on what type of hearing it is. They say to check the statutes. I know that when we have a public hearing for the Planning Commission or ZBA we place it in the paper at the very least 2 weeks in advance.
    Jane Powell
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    10/12/2017 11:22 AM
    The 2006 Zoning Enabling Act states that public notice requirements for rezonings, special land use approvals and variances are to be published one time at least 15 days before the hearing date and sent to residents within 300 feet whom real property is assessed at least 15 days before the hearing date. A zoning ordinance amendment has to be published in the paper two times.
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