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You must submit ten (10) copies of your plan with this application.
The Plan Commission meets the first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Prior to
the meeting, please check with the City Clerk's office (309 - 932 - 2555) for the date, time and meeting 's agenda
information to ensure no changes have been made in the schedule.
The Plan Commission will cause notice of a public hearing of your application to be given by publishing notice
of such hearing at least fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing in the Galva News. Because the Galva News is a
weekly paper, notice must be submitted to the Galva News by noon on the Friday prior to publishing. The
notice will contain the particular location for which the amendment is requested, as well as a brief statement
describing the proposed amendment.
In addition, the Plan commission will notify such property owners, groups or organizations as it deems
necessary of the time and place of hearing along with the particulars of the proposed amendment it deems
necessary or desirable.
Unless withdrawn by the applicant, the Plan Commission will hold the public hearing and forward their
recommendations to the City Council within forty-five (45) days of the date the completed application was
submitted to the Plan Commission. For purposes of the Plan Commission, an application is NOT complete until
proper notice of said application has been published in the Galva News.
Written Protest: In the event of a written protest against against the proposed amendment to the Zoning
Ordinance signed and acknowledged by the owners of twenty percent (20%) of the frontage proposed to be
altered or by the owners of twenty percent (20%) of the frontage immediately adjoining or across the alley or
rear line therefrom or by the owners of twenty percent (20%) of the frontage directly opposite the frontage
proposed to be altered as to such regulations or zoning district, filed with the City Clerk, such amendment shall
not be passed except by the favorable vote of three-fourths (3/4) of all of the members of the City Council.
Final Decision: The City Council, without further public hearing, may adopt or deny the report of the Plan
Commission for a proposed amendment or may refer the petition back to the Plan Commission for further
consideration. Any proposed amendment which fails to receive the approval of a majority of the Plan
Commission members and is so reported, shall not be passed by the City Council except by the favorable vote
of three-fourths (3/4) of all the elected members of said Council.
Boundary Lines: Whenever any uncertainty exists as to the boundary of any use district as shown on the
Zoning Map, the following rules apply:
A. Where district boundary lines are indicated as following streets, alleys or similar rights-of-way, they shall
be construed as following the center lines thereof.
B. Where district boundary lines are indicated as approximately following lot lines, such lot lines shall be
construed to be such boundaries.
C. Where a lot held in one ownership and of record at the effective date hereof is divided by a district boundary
line, the entire lot shall be construed to be within the less restricted district; provided, that this construction
shall not apply if it increases the area of the less restricted portion of the lot by more than twenty percent