Waukesha County Ordinances
APPENDIX A: BASIC ZONING ORDINANCE
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Sec. 21 Public Hearings
In order that the owners of property involved and other legitimately interested parties may have fair opportunity to be heard, adequate notice shall be given of any public hearing required by the provision of this Ordinance stating the time and place of such hearing and the purpose for which the hearing is being held.
(1) Posting and publishing:
(A) Except as may be otherwise herein specifically provided, notice of public hearing shall be given by publication once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in the official newspaper of the county, or in the newspaper of general circulation in the area of the proposed change or conditional use.
(B) When the hearing involves a proposed change in the zoning district classification of any property, or the granting of a conditional use, notice of the public hearing shall be given by first class mail to the owners of all lands within three hundred (300) feet of any part of the land included in such proposed change or conditional use at least seven (7) days before such public hearing. The failure of such notice to reach any property owner provided such failure be not intentional, shall not invalidate any amending Ordinance or grant of conditional use.
(C) When the hearing involves an amendment to the zoning Ordinance, a copy of such notice shall be sent without delay by first class mail to the town clerk of each town which would be affected by the amendment, and in no case less than seven (7) days prior to the date of such hearing. The town clerk shall in turn notify the plan commission without delay.
(2) Joint hearing: When the hearing involves a proposed change in the zoning district classification of any property, the hearing shall be held jointly by the County Zoning Agency, or its designee, and the Plan Commission of any town or towns affected by such change. Within thirty (30) days after the hearing, the Plan Commission shall transmit its recommendation on the proposed change to the County Zoning Administrator. Approval by the Town Board in such zoning amendments is not required and disapproval by such Town Board is advisory only.
(Sections 21.02(1)(B) and (C) were amended by Enrolled Ordinance 162-48, effective 10-09-07.)