(65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-20)
Notice and public hearing; urban agricultural area ordinance.
Prior to the adoption of an ordinance designating an urban agricultural area, the urban agricultural area committee shall fix a time and place for a public hearing and notify each taxing unit of local government located wholly or partially within the boundaries of the proposed urban agricultural area. The committee shall publish notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the area to be affected by the designation at least 20 days prior to the hearing but not more than 30 days prior to the hearing. The notice shall state the time, location, date, and purpose of the hearing. At the public hearing, any interested person or affected taxing unit of local government may file with the committee written objections or comments and may be heard orally in respect to, any issues embodied in the notice. The committee shall hear and consider all objections, comments, and other evidence presented at the hearing. The hearing may be continued to another date without further notice other than a motion to be entered upon the minutes fixing the time and place of the subsequent hearing.
Following the conclusion of the public hearing required under this Section, the corporate authorities of the municipality may adopt an ordinance establishing and designating an urban agricultural area.
(Source: P.A. 100-1133, eff. 1-1-19.)