NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Opelika will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 204 S. 7th Street, Opelika, Lee County, Alabama.
PURPOSE
The purpose of said Public Hearing will be to consider the adoption of an ordinance to amend Ordinance Number 124-91 (entitled “Zoning Ordinance of the City of Opelika”) adopted on September 17, 1991.  At said Public Hearing all who desire to be heard shall have the opportunity to speak for or in opposition to the adoption of the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. _____
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE TEXT OF THE ZONING
ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA
BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council (the “City Council”) of the City of Opelika, Alabama (the “City”) as follows:
Section 1.  Amendments.  That Ordinance 124-91 entitled “Zoning Ordinance of the City of Opelika, Alabama”, adopted on September 17, 1991, as amended, is further amended in the following respects:
That Section 7.3B, “Uses Allowed” is further amended so that the use category of “Automobile Repair” as shown in the matrix table shall be revised by changing the use in the GC District (Gateway Corridor Overlay District) from Not Allowed (N) to Conditional Use (C):
Uses:                Districts:                \R-1   R-1A   R-2   R-3   R-4   R-4M  R-5   R-5M  C-1  C-2 C-3  M-1  M-2  I-1   GC
Automobile Related        Automobile Repair:                    N       N         N       N     N       N         N       N         N     N     C     A    A      N       C
That Section 7.3 “Specific District Regulations” is amended to add the following footnote (Footnote 11) to the “Gateway Corridor (GC)” column specifying standards for automobile repair uses in the Gateway Corridor:
“11 Automobile Repairs in the GC Overlay District:  New or expanded automobile repair uses in this overlay must meet the following standards.  Vehicles undergoing repair, painting or bodywork shall remain inside an enclosed structure at all times. Unlicensed, untitled vehicles shall not be permitted on the site at any time.  No body or chassis shall be stored on the site at any time.  All parts, including body parts, shall be stored within a completely enclosed structure.  Adequate provisions shall be made for ventilation and the dispersion and removal of fumes, and for the removal of hazardous chemicals and fluids.  There must be a separator within the drainage system if cleaning agents are being rinsed off of vehicles for all washing/rinsing.  There shall be no selling of vehicles at a shop for auto repair.  The area around the building shall be kept free of debris and shall be maintained in an orderly and clean condition.  No repair, service or paint bay shall be oriented so that its interior is visible from the corridor street.”
(c)    Except as specifically amended or changed herein, all other district regulations as shown in the matrix table shall remain in full force and effect.
Section 2.  Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances.   Any ordinance or part thereof in conflict with provisions of this Ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed.
Section 3.  Effective Date.  This Ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption, approval and publication as required by law.
Section 4.  Publication.  This Ordinance shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Opelika, Lee County, Alabama.
WITNESS my hand this the 12th day of April, 2017.
/s/    R. G. Shuman
CITY CLERK OF THE CITY OF OPELIKA, ALABAMA
Legal run 4/12/17

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