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1. Not more than sixty days prior to the submission of the petition to the circuit court, the port authority shall hold or cause to be held a public hearing on the proposed project or projects, proposed real property tax or sales and use tax, or both, as applicable, and the establishment of the proposed district and shall give notice of the public hearing in the manner provided in subsection 3 of this section. All reasonable protests, objections, and endorsements shall be heard at the public hearing.
2. The public hearing may be continued to another date without further notice other than a motion to be entered on the official port authority meeting minutes fixing the date, time, and place of the continuance of the public hearing.
3. Notice shall be provided by both publication and mailing, provided that no notice by mailing is required where the port authority is the owner of all of the real property within the proposed district. Notice by publication shall be given by publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality or county in which the port authority is located at least once not more than fifteen, but not less than ten, days prior to the date of the public hearing. Notice by mail shall be given not more than thirty, but not less than twenty, days prior to the date of the public hearing by sending the notice via registered or certified United States mail with a return receipt attached to the address of record of each owner within the boundaries of the proposed district. The published and mailed notices shall include the following:
(1) The date, time, and place of the public hearing;
(2) A statement that a petition for the establishment of a district has been drafted for public hearing by the board;
(3) The boundaries of the proposed district by street location, or other readily identifiable means if no street location exists, and a map illustrating the proposed boundaries;
(4) A brief description of the projects proposed to be undertaken, the estimated cost thereof, and the proposed method of financing such costs by a real property tax or sales and use tax, or both, as applicable;
(5) A statement that a copy of the petition is available for review at the office of the port authority during regular business hours;
(6) The address of the port authority's office; and
(7) A statement that all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard at the public hearing.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VI. County, Township and Political Subdivision Government § 68.215. Public hearing required--notice - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vi-county-township-and-political-subdivision-government/mo-rev-st-68-215/
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