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Ordinance 2016-02

ORDINANCE NO. 2016- 02

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 13, CHAPTER 13.04, SECTION 13.04.14 OF THE JOHNSON MUNICIPAL CODE

WHEREAS, Section 13.04.14 of the Johnson Municipal Code (JMC) provides that the submittal deadline for all requests, petitions, matters and issues to be presented to the Planning Commission for the City be delivered/filed by 4:00 PM on the first business day of the calendar month in order to be placed on the agenda for that calendar month;

WHEREAS, various Johnson Municipal Code provisions, in accordance with Arkansas Law, require public notice by newspaper insertions a set number of days prior to a hearing on that matter by the Planning Commission;

WHEREAS, various petitions and matters that are to come before the Planning Commission require a Technical Plat Review (TPR) or other review process prior to the publication of the public notice;

WHEREAS, the complexity and details involved with the TPR or other review process make it very difficult, and in some cases impossible, to act in obedience to the Johnson Municipal Code and state law respecting notice to the public; and,

WHEREAS, the Johnson Planning Commission after thoughtful consideration and discussion has recommended that the City Council make an amendment to the Johnson Municipal Code moving the submittal deadline to alleviate the problems set forth hereinabove.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JOHNSON, ARKANSAS, That:

SECTION 1: From and after the effective date of this ordinance, paragraph A. of Section 13.04.14 Requests and Petitions of Chapter 3.04 of Title 13 of the Johnson Municipal Code shall read as follows:

"A. After February 29, 2016, all requests, petitions, matters and issues to be presented to the Johnson Planning Commission shall be delivered to/filed with the Recorder/Treasurer and/or Building Official at Johnson City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on the Friday following the first Thursday of the calendar month in order to be considered by the Planning Commission at its regular meeting to be held the following calendar month."

SECTION 2: That all ordinances, parts of ordinances or provisions of the Johnson Municipal Code in conflict with the provisions of Section I hereof are hereby expressly repealed to the extent of any such conflict.

PASSED AND APPROVED on this 9th day of February 201 6.