[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Flower Hill 4-3-2000. Amendments noted where applicable.]Schedule of Fees
Any person who requests a copy of any public official record shall pay to the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer the fees set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
Applicants for the issuance of the following permits or certificates shall pay to the village fees in accordance with the Schedule of Fees:
Application to Board of Trustees for special exception or special use permit. Upon the application to the Board of Trustees for a special exception or special use permit, the applicant shall pay to the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer the same fees and costs and make the same deposits as required pursuant to § A243-3 for an application for a special use permit or special exception made to the Board of Appeals.
Application for a building permit shall be accompanied by the fees set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
No permit for the erection, construction, alteration, reconstruction or demolition of any building or structure shall be issued unless the owner or contractor shall first have filed with the Building Inspector suitable evidence of compliance with the Workmen's Compensation Law of the State of New York.
Application for a certificate of occupancy shall be accompanied by the fees set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
Road opening permit:
Application for a road opening permit shall be accompanied by the fee set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
Accompanying every application for a road opening permit must be a cash deposit for each opening in an amount as set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below, for reimbursement to the village for any damages sustained to its highways and streets and for rehabilitation of said roads and streets in accordance with village specifications. Upon approval of the road opening rehabilitation by the Building Inspector, said minimum deposit will be returned to the applicant.
Upon the filing of an application for a variance, the applicant shall pay to the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer the sum set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
Upon the filing of an application for a special use permit or a special exception, the applicant shall pay the village the sum set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
Costs. Each appellant or applicant shall be liable for and shall pay the following costs which may be incurred by the village in processing the appeal or application:
At the time of submission of an application or an appeal to the Village Board of Appeals, or upon the submission of an application for a special exception permit to the Building Inspector, the applicant shall deposit the sum of $1,000 with the Clerk or Clerk-Treasurer. Such sum shall be applied to the costs for which the applicant is liable and, in the event that said sum shall be insufficient or become fully expended, the applicant shall deposit such additional sums, from time to time, as may be demanded by the village, which sums shall be paid within five days; the failure to pay any such sums shall be grounds, among any other remedies the village may have, for suspending any such application, appeal, decision or the like.
The amount by which costs for which the applicant is liable exceed $1,000 shall be paid to the village by the applicant upon the receipt of a bill from the Clerk or Clerk-Treasurer. The amount by which the total deposits and payments exceeds the costs for which the applicant is liable shall be refunded to the applicant within 60 days after the decision on the application is filed.
Upon the submission of an application with the Planning Board for the approval of a subdivision, a partitioning or a site plan, the applicant shall pay to the village the fee set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
In addition to the fee charged, as set forth in Subsection A above, for the approval of a site plan, a subdivision or a partitioning, each applicant shall be liable for and shall pay the following costs which may be incurred in processing the application:
Before final approval by the Village Planning Board of a plat showing new streets, highways, parkways, drainage and other public works laid out for construction within the Village of Flower Hill and requiring site plan, subdivision or partitional approval, the said Planning Board shall require a performance bond from the developer in an amount which will ensure the satisfactory completion of the streets, highways, parkways, drainage or other public works.
The Village Planning Board shall have the power and authority to and is directed that at the time of the filing of the plat it shall fix the amount of such performance bond and, in addition, require the developer to deposit with the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer cash in the amount of 2% of the amount of the performance bond for the payment by the village of such inspection and engineering costs authorized by the village in connection with the improvements designated upon the developer's plat. When incurred engineering charges against the cash deposit would reduce the deposit to 1% of the performance bond, the developer shall pay to the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer, within 10 days after notification by the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer, an amount which, after such charges, will restore the cash deposit in an amount equal to 2% of the amount of the performance bond. During the time that any deficiency exists in the cash deposit, no inspections will be made nor will there be issued any permits or certificates of occupancy with relation to the development. After certification by authorized village personnel of completion of the total job, any excess remaining after payment of such expenses by the village shall be refunded to the applicant within 60 days.
Deposits. On any submission of an application requiring site plan, subdivision or partitioning approval, there shall be deposited with the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer a sum equivalent to 5% of the first $15,000 and 3% thereafter of the estimated cost of the public improvements and facilities shown on the plan, excluding the structures to be erected thereon, to be applied by the village to costs incurred by the village in connection with the approval of any site plan, subdivision or partitioning and in connection with construction and installation of the aforesaid public improvements and facilities, for which the applicant is liable. The minimum deposit shall be $500. Any excess remaining after payment by the village of such expenses shall be refunded to the applicant within 60 days after the recommendation on the application is filed. In the event that such sum is insufficient to cover said expenses, the additional sums required shall be paid by the applicant to the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer upon receipt of a bill from the Clerk or Clerk-Treasurer and before final action on an application is taken.
Upon the filing with the Board of Trustees of an application to amend the Official Map or any change of zone, there shall be paid to the Village Clerk or Village Clerk-Treasurer a fee as set forth in the Schedule of Fees, below.
A minimum deposit of $150, plus $0.50 a running foot for the first 500 feet of road and $0.25 a running foot for each additional running foot of road thereafter, to be applied by the village to the engineering, legal, inspection, stenographic, hearings, advertising and all other costs. Any sum over and above said actual cost shall, by resolution of the Board of Trustees, be returned to the person depositing the same either after the amendment of the Official Map or on certification of said person filing the same that the application be withdrawn.
No bond filed for the completion of public improvements on a proposed subdivision shall be discharged until all fees and costs required by this chapter shall have been paid.
[Amended 6-7-2004 by L.L. No. 17-2004]
The Board of Trustees may, by resolution, waive, reduce or increase the amount of any fee or deposit required by this chapter, and set forth in the schedule annexed hereto.
Any fees and costs established or required to be paid pursuant to this chapter which remain unpaid for more than 90 days after they are due and billed shall be assessed against the property which is the subject of the appeal or application, which assessment shall be included in the next succeeding annual bill for village taxes for such property and shall become a lien thereon when such taxes become a lien.