A Resolution Calling for a Public Hearing on the Proposed Annexation of Territory into the City of _____ by Referendum and a Plan of Services
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WHEREAS, the City of_________, upon its own initiative, proposes the extension of its corporate limits by the annexation of certain territory adjoining its existing boundaries and within its urban growth boundaries by referendum; and
WHEREAS, a Plan of Services for the territory proposed for annexation by referendum has been reviewed by the ______ Planning Commission; and
WHEREAS, the governing body desires to conduct a public hearing on the proposed annexation and plan of services;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City of _______ Tennessee as follows:
A. That a public hearing is hereby scheduled for ___:00 am/pm on [ month and day ], 20__ at [ location ], on the proposed annexation of territory by referendum, and Plan of Services, to wit:
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B. That a copy of this Resolution, describing the territory proposed for annexation, along with the Plan of Services, shall be promptly sent to the last known address listed in the office of the property assessor for each property owner of record within the territory proposed for annexation, with such being sent by first class mail and mailed no later than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the scheduled date of the hearing on the proposed annexation.
C. That a copy of this Resolution shall also be published by posting copies of it in at least three (3) public places in the territory proposed for annexation and in a like number of public places in the City of ________, and by publishing notice of the Resolution at or about the same time in the ___________, a newspaper of general circulation in such territory and the City of _______.
D. That notice of the time, place and purpose of a public hearing on the proposed annexation by referendum and the Plan of Services shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of _________ not less than fifteen (15) days before the hearing, which notice included the locations of a minimum of three (3) copies of the Plan of Services for public inspection during all business hours from the date of notice until the public hearing.
E. APPLICABLE TO MUNICIPALITIES NOT MAINTAINING ITS OWN SCHOOL SYSTEM – That written notice of the proposed annexation by referendum shall be sent to the affected school system as soon as possible, but in no event less than thirty (30) days before the public hearing.
WHEREUPON, the Mayor declared the Resolution adopted, affixed a signature and the date thereto, and directed that the same be recorded.
Approved as to Form and Legality this ____ day of ________, 20__.