PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City of Middletown Common Council will hold a public hearing via video/tele-conference and live on Channel 20 for viewing on a proposed amendment to the Zoning Code, 475-21.1, DMU Downtown Mixed Use District to add:
Section 1 - The Code of the City of Middletown, N.Y., Chapter 475, Zoning, be and is hereby amended by replacing Paragraphs (2) of Subsection C of Section 475-21.1, DMU Downtown Mixed Use District, to read as follows:
The first floor (street level) of any building located in the DMU zone must be a commercial use as allowed in this § 475-21.1 (as the same may be amended from time to time). Residential uses of the first floor of any building or structure located in the DMU district are prohibited, unless waived by the Planning Board in its sole discretion, subject to the conditions and restrictions.
A full copy of the proposed addition of the Zoning Code is available in the City Clerk Office, Room 12 at City Hall 16 James Street, Middletown, New York and on the City Website.
In order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the City residents the Common Council will not have the public at this public hearing but will be televised live on Channel 20. Members of the public may also access the public hearing to ask questions by clicking on the link below to register for the meeting:
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the public hearing is being held in accordance with the New York State Public Officers Law and Executive order 202.1 (“EO 202.1”) issued on March 12, 2020, by New Sate Governor Andrew Cuomo, which suspended Article 7 of the Public Officers Law, to the extent necessary to permit any public body to meet and take such actions authorized by the law without permitting in public in-person access to meetings and authorizing such meeting to be held remotely by conference call or similar service, provided that the public has the ability to view or listen to such proceeding and that such meetings are recorded and late transcribed, etc.
Accordingly, NO IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS PERMITTED FOR THE MEETING. Public comment shall be permitted and all person participating shall be entitled to be heard. Please note that all meetings will be recorded.
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