At any time during the lease application review period or upon completion of the department's evaluation, if the director finds that there is insufficient information upon which to base a decision, or if there are significant unresolved issues, the director may request the applicant to supply additional information and may declare that a public hearing or a public meeting be held to obtain the necessary information.
(A) If a public hearing is scheduled, said hearing shall be held at a time and place designated by the director. The hearing shall be of a formal nature. A court reporter shall be present and all parties shall have an opportunity to present evidence and/or provide testimony. Notice of said hearing shall be advertised in accordance with division (C) of section 1506.11 of the Revised Code. All costs pertaining to the hearing, including but not limited to the court reporter and advertisement, shall be paid by the applicant.
(B) If the director determines that a public meeting would serve to provide sufficient information to supplement the administrative record and support a decision whether or not a lease may properly be entered into, the director shall order a public meeting to be held in the geographic locality of the applicant's lease request. Notice of said public meeting shall be advertised in a manner to be determined by the director. All costs of the meeting shall be paid by the applicant.
(C) The public hearing or public meeting shall be limited to the gathering of information which directly pertains to the application in question and to the evaluation of the development, improvement or activity in accordance with section 1506.11 of the Revised Code and rules contained herein.