CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING TEXT AMENDMENTS - CHAPTER 30
Planning staff conducted research of other North Dakota cities on which types of planning requests require public hearings and which do not in the interest of eliminating duplicative public hearings before the City Council. Currently, the Minot ordinance requires public hearings before both the Commission and the Council for text amendment applications, rezoning applications, conditional use permits, and interim use permits. The proposed text amendment prepared by staff will eliminate the need for a second public hearing at City Council since the requirement for public input will be satisfied at the Planning Commission meeting.
The Planning Commission modified the staff proposal by recommending that rezoning amendments and conditional use permits require a second public hearing at the Council level, while removing the hearing requirement for interim use permits and text amendments.
Planning Staff recommends the City Council pass the attached ordinance amendment in Attachment B on first reading to eliminate duplicative public hearings before the City Council for text amendment applications, rezoning applications, conditional use permits, and interim use permits.
The Planning Commission recommends the City Council pass the attached ordinance amendment in Attachment C on first reading with the amendments summarized as follows:
• Section 30-3(b) Conditional Use Permits shall require a public hearing at both Planning Commission and City Council in the same manner as a rezoning request.
• Section. 30-4(b) Interim Use Permits shall be processes in the same manner as Conditional Use Permits, except that no public hearing is required at City Council
• Section 30-5(i) differentiates actions by the Council for zoning map amendments which require a public hearing at City Council as well as Planning Commission, and zoning text amendments which only require a public hearing at Planning Commission, not City Council.