Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Applications for Amendments

Amendment Publication After Enactment

After enactment, if the advertisement of an amendment is required by other laws respecting the advertisement of ordinances, such advertisement may consist solely of a reference to the place or places within the City where copies...

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Applications and Changes Required

Every application shall be accompanied by the following: a site plan in triplicate showing the legal description and the front, rear and side yards, if any, and any provision for off-street loading and vehicular parking; floor plans and elevations and sections and bulk of building in duplicate; a statement of uses, and in the case […]

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Content of Public Notice For Amendments

Public notices of proposed amendments shall include either the full text thereof or a brief summary setting forth the principal provisions in reasonable detail, and a reference to the place within the City where copies of the proposed ordinance or amendment may be examined, in addition to the time and place of hearing. If a […]

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Criteria For Granting a Variance

A variance may be granted by the Board of Adjustment if the Board of Adjustment concludes that the strict enforcement of any design and performance standard set forth in this chapter would result in unnecessary hardship to the applicant and that by granting the variance, the spirit of this chapter will be observed, public welfare […]

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Fee For Appeals

All persons hereafter taking an appeal from the decision of the Zoning Officer to the Zoning Hearing Board shall be subject to the payment of a reasonable fee which shall be decided upon from time to time by the Mayor for the compensation for the Secretary and Members of the Zoning Hearing Board, notice and […]

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Permit For Soil Removal and Deposits

No soil, mineral or similar material may be removed from any lot unless a zoning permit or soil permit is first secured. Site, street grading and excavations for construction purposes, may be initiated prior to obtaining a permit. The deposit of soils, detritus or other debris would be unsightly or detrimental to surrounding properties, streets, […]

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Re-submission of Previous Applications

When an application is refused, either by the Development Officer or ultimately on appeal, another application on the same site and for the same or a similar use of land shall not be submitted by the same or any other applicant within six months from the date of refusal. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Section […]

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Variances

A variance may apply to any of the following: to permit such modifications of the lot regulations in this By-law as may be necessary to secure an appropriate development in cases where it would be manifestly unjust to require strict adherence to the requirements of this By-law provided such lot was held in separate ownership […]

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