Borough of Lewisburg, PA
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Lewisburg 9-16-1997 by Res. No. 97-5; amended in its entirety 12-21-2004 by Res. No. 04-09. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ A370-1 Fees established.

The following fees have been established by resolution of Borough Council.

§ A370-2 Circuses and carnivals.

Fees for circuses and carnivals shall be as follows:
A. 
Circus or carnival for each day of operation: $100/day.
B. 
Amusement ride: $10/day; $50/week.
C. 
See provisions of Chapter 134, Circuses and Carnivals, § 134-2B.

§ A370-3 Construction activities.

Fees for construction activities (regulated by BOCA codes) shall be as follows:
A. 
New construction and additions.
(1) 
The permit fee for all new construction and additions to existing structures shall be determined by the Building Officer by multiplying gross square footage of the new construction or addition by the most current regional construction cost data, as established and published from time to time by BOCA International, by the permit fee multiplier of .006.
(2) 
Use Groups shall include the following:
A-1 Assembly, theater (with stage)
A-1 Assembly, theater (without stage)
A-2 Assembly (night clubs)
A-3 Assembly (restaurants)
A-4 Assembly (churches)
B Business
E Educational
F-1 Factory and industrial (moderate hazard)
F-2 Factory and industrial (low hazard)
H High hazard
I-1 Institutional (supervised environment)
I-2 Institutional (incapacitated)
I-3 Institutional (restrained)
M Mercantile
R-1 Residential (hotels)
R-2 Residential (multifamily)
R-3 Residential (one- and two-family)
S-1 Storage (moderate hazard)
S-2 Storage (low hazard)
(3) 
Types of construction shall include the following: 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4, 5A and 5B, which are defined in the BOCA Basic Building Code.
B. 
Other construction.
(1) 
Alterations and rehabilitation. Except as otherwise provided hereinafter, the permit fee for construction involving the alteration and/or rehabilitation of existing structures shall be determined by the Building Official by multiplying the gross square footage of the area to be altered or rehabilitated by 1/2 of the most recent regional construction cost data, as established and published from time to time by BOCA International, by the permit fee multiplier of 0.006. The minimum fee charged will be the current hourly wage charge to the Borough of Lewisburg by the Building Codes Official. Structures included in these fees are:
(a) 
Freestanding accessory buildings.
(b) 
Decks more than 18 inches above grade or greater than 50 square feet or with utilities.
(c) 
Residential roof replacement of entire roof structure.
(d) 
Commercial-industrial roofing.
(e) 
Siding.
(f) 
Residential patio roof-car port.
(g) 
Mobile home replacement.
(h) 
Swimming pools/residential and commercial.
(i) 
Unspecified construction.
(2) 
Demolition and moving of buildings.
(a) 
Moving of building: $250.
(b) 
Demolition of structures with utilities:
[1] 
Single-family: $200.
[2] 
Fees for all other buildings will be charged by multiplying the gross square footage times 1/2 of the most recent regional cost data, as established and published from time to time by BOCA International, by the permit fee multiplier of 0.006. The minimum fee will be the current hourly rate charged to the Borough of Lewisburg by the Building Codes Official.
(3) 
Periodic inspections.
(a) 
All inspection fees will be charged at the current hourly rate charged the Borough of Lewisburg by the Building Codes Official. The minimum fee charged shall be the rate of 1/2 hour. This will include apartments, hotels/motels, signs, commercial and industrial buildings.
(b) 
For the purpose of the above periodic inspection fees, all structures owned, leased or used by schools, both public and private, churches, public or quasi-public bodies shall be treated as commercial, except for dormitories which shall be treated as dwellings or rooming units.

§ A370-4 Code enforcement activities.

All services, inspections, investigations, prosecution preparation, or any other work performed in the administration of the building codes enforcement program which are not specifically mentioned hereinabove or in those situations where the schedule of fees is not reasonably sufficient to cover the cost of administrating the code enforcement activities shall be charged at the hourly rate then in effect for services charged by the Building Codes Officers to the Borough. For complaint investigations which result in a finding of no violation, no fee shall be charged to the alleged violator.

§ A370-5 Curb and sidewalk construction.

[Amended 8-17-2010 by Res. No. 10-06]
Pursuant to § 300-5C, the permit fee for sidewalk and curb construction shall be $25.

§ A370-6 Driveway construction.

Fees for driveway construction shall be as follows:
A. 
Inspection fee: $ 25.

§ A370-7 Fire escrow.

Fees for fire escrow shall be as follows:
A. 
Administrative fee: $350.

§ A370-8 Municipal parking lots.

[Amended 1-16-2007 by Res. No. 07-01]
A. 
The number of available parking spaces and the monthly permit fee to be paid for a parking permit in the following off-street municipal parking lots shall be as follows:
(1) 
Municipal Parking Lot No. 1: 20 spaces and $35 per month;
(2) 
Municipal Parking Lot No. 2: 30 spaces and $35 per month; and
(3) 
Municipal Parking Lot No. 6: 48 spaces and $35 per month.
B. 
A parking permit shall be issued for a period of one month to 12 months in a calendar year.
C. 
Applications for parking permits shall not be accepted until after December 15 of the preceding calendar year and shall be considered in the order that they are received.
D. 
An applicant for a parking permit for a period of 12 months shall pay a reduced permit fee of $385, provided that such fee is paid in full by January 15.

§ A370-9 Refuse collection and disposal.

[Amended 12-20-2005 by Res. No. 05-07; 11-18-2008 by Res. No. 08-12; 12-20-2011 by Res. No. 11-16; 11-19-2013 by Res. No. 13-08[1]]
Fees for refuse, collection and disposal of (placed at ground level), shall be as follows:
A. 
From each dwelling unit, a flat fee of $58.50 per quarter, except with respect to rooming and boarding houses, which shall pay a flat fee of $58.50 per quarter for each family residing therein, and with respect to apartment houses and multifamily dwellings, which shall pay a flat fee of $58.50 per quarter for each dwelling unit therein, less a reduction of 17.5% in the total flat fee to be paid when there are 50 or more units.
B. 
From each home occupation and/or professional office, a flat fee of $58.50 per quarter in addition to the fee for any dwelling unit.
C. 
From each hotel, restaurant, school, church, institution, commercial and industrial establishment, fraternity and sorority house, etc., with a bulk container, $10 per pickup for each cubic yard of bulk container. Bulk containers have a capacity of two, three and four cubic yards and will be supplied by the Borough. The capacity of the bulk container to be supplied by the Borough shall be determined by the Borough Manager.
D. 
From each hotel, restaurant, school, church, institution, commercial and industrial establishment, fraternity and sorority house, etc., without a bulk container, a flat fee of $58.50 per quarter in addition to the fee for any dwelling unit.
E. 
Any apartment houses, multifamily dwellings, etc., with three or more dwelling units which desires a bulk container shall pay a service charge of $15 per month in addition to the fee set forth in Subsection A above.
F. 
For temporary dumpsters for houses and commercial establishments:
(1) 
A fee of $25 shall be charged for the placement of a temporary dumpster for 30 days;
(2) 
A fee of $25 shall be charged for each additional month the temporary dumpster is required; and
(3) 
A dumping fee of $20 for a two-cubic-yard container, $30 for a three-cubic-yard container, and $40 for a four-cubic-yard container shall be charged.
[1]
Editor's Note: This resolution stated that the fees would take effect 1-1-2014.

§ A370-10 Street excavations.

[Amended 12-20-2005 by Res. No. 05-07]
Fees for street excavation permits shall be as follows:
A. 
Fees for street excavations:
(1) 
Permit application fee: $50.
(2) 
Fee per 100 linear feet of opening: $40.
(3) 
Fee per surface opening of less than 36 square feet: $30.
(4) 
Inspection fee (when required): $90 per hour.
(5) 
Six-month extension fee: $25.
(6) 
Amendment to permit fee: $25.
B. 
Degradation fees for pavement excavations occurring in pavements less than five years old:
(1) 
Roadway pavement age of less than five years: $250.
(2) 
Roadway pavement age of less than four years: $500.
(3) 
Roadway pavement age of less than three years: $800.
(4) 
Roadway pavement age of less than two years: $1,000.
(5) 
Roadway pavement age of less than one year $1,500.

§ A370-11 Subdivision of land.

[Amended 9-15-2009 by Res. No. 09-07]
A. 
Plan processing fees. The following fees shall be paid for the processing, review, and evaluation of proposed subdivision and/or land development plans under the jurisdiction of the Borough of Lewisburg Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.[1] All such fees shall be paid to the Borough of Lewisburg and shall be paid at the time of application and plan filing. No plans shall be considered filed until the appropriate fee is received.
[Amended 11-15-2016 by Ord. No. 16-08]
(1) 
Sketch plans - no charge.
(2) 
Subdivision Plans:
(a) 
Add-on Subdivisions (lot additions): $300, plus $25 per lot or unit beginning with the first lot or unit; and
(b) 
Subdivisions: $600, plus $25 per lot or unit (includes residual as lot) beginning with the first lot or unit.
(3) 
Land development plans: $600.
(4) 
Combined subdivision/land development plans: $600 plus $25 per lot or unit beginning with the first lot or unit.
(5) 
Final plans (if necessary after a preliminary plan): $300.
(6) 
Preliminary opinion pursuant to PA MPC: $1,000.
(7) 
Stormwater and/or drainage plans: $600.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 315, Subdivision and Land Development.
B. 
Reviews by others. The applicant shall reimburse the Borough of Lewisburg for all reasonable and necessary charges (as per the PA MPC) by the Borough Engineer or other specialized consultants for review of subdivision and land development plans where the Planning Commission deems such review necessary. All engineering or consulting fees shall be in accordance with the ordinary and customary charges by the Borough Engineer or consultant for similar service in the community, but in no event shall the fees exceed the rate or cost charged by the engineer or consultant to the Borough when fees are not reimbursed or otherwise imposed on applicants. Plans will not be approved nor released for recording until all fees are paid in full.
C. 
Inspection fees. Where improvements are required by the Borough to be installed, as a condition of final approval of a subdivision or land development plan, said improvements must be inspected by the Borough Engineer at intervals during construction and upon completion. The applicant shall reimburse the Borough for all reasonable and necessary expenses associated with the inspection of improvements by the Borough Engineer.

§ A370-12 Transient retail merchants.

Fees for transient retail merchants shall be as follows:
A. 
Registration fees:
(1) 
One day: $ 10.
(2) 
One week (or fraction): $ 20.
(3) 
One month (or fraction): $ 50.
(4) 
One year (or fraction): $100.

§ A370-13 Zoning.

[Amended 9-21-2010 by Res. No. 10-07; 11-15-2016 by Res. No. 16-07]
The zoning fee schedule shall be as follows:
A. 
Zoning permit fees.
(1) 
Residential: $70, plus $1 for the first $10,000 of construction costs and $2 per $1,000 of construction costs in excess of $10,000;
(2) 
Commercial: $70, plus $2 per $1,000 of construction costs;
(3) 
Accessory: $70 for the first $10,000 of construction costs and $2 per $1,000 of construction costs in excess of $10,000;
(4) 
Signs: $70 for the first sign and $35 for each additional sign, provided it is on the same lot and part of the same application;
(5) 
Fences/walls: $70;
(6) 
New business: $70;
(7) 
Pools: $70 for the first $10,000 of construction costs, plus $2 per $1,000 of construction costs in excess of $10,000;
(8) 
Temporary uses: $70; and
(9) 
Cell towers:
(a) 
Within the public right-of-way: $1,000, plus a deposit of $1,500 to pay for all costs and expenses incurred, provided that the applicant shall be responsible for all costs and expenses in excess of such deposit;
(b) 
At an existing location not within the public right-of-way: $1,000, plus a deposit of $2,500 to pay for all costs and expenses incurred, provided that the applicant shall be responsible for all costs and expenses in excess of such deposit; and
(c) 
At a new location not within the public right-of-way: $1,000, plus a deposit of $5,000 to pay for all costs and expenses incurred, provided that the applicant shall be responsible for all costs and expenses in excess of such deposit.
B. 
Zoning hearing fees.
(1) 
Appeals and requests for special exceptions, variances and conditional uses: $600, plus $150 for each additional proceeding;
(2) 
Challenges (validity, substantive and procedural) and curative amendments: $1,250, plus $150 for each additional proceeding;
(3) 
Rezoning (map and/or ordinance) amendment: $2,250;
(4) 
Rezoning (only): $1,250; and
(5) 
Requests for zoning amendments: $1,000.

§ A370-14 Sewage permits.

[Added 12-16-2008 by Res. No. 08-16; amended 12-15-2009 by Res. No. 09-13; 12-21-2010 by Res. No. 10-14; 12-20-2011 by Res. No. 11-14; 11-20-2012 by Res No. 12-08; 11-19-2013 by Res. No. 13-09[1]]
A. 
Sewage application/permit for installation of a new on-lot sewage system: $812.
B. 
Investigation of on-site malfunction of an on-lot sewage system (five hours): $325.
C. 
Land development and subdivision planning: $682.
D. 
Sewage permit for holding tank or privy (four hours): $260.
E. 
Any work performed over and above these services will be charged at an hourly rate of $65 per hour.
[1]
Editor’s Note: This resolution stated that the fees would take effect 1-1-2014.

§ A370-15 Solid waste special arrangement items.

[Added 11-15-2011 by Res. No. 11-10]
The amount of the service charge for items picked up by special arrangement is hereby established as follows:
Item
Service Charge
Bathtubs, plastic or fiberglass
$15
Bathtubs, cast iron or steel
$25
Radiators
$20
Ranges/stoves
$15
**Compressors
$15 ($25 without refrigerant removed)
**Refrigerators/freezers
$15 ($25 without refrigerant removed)
**Air conditioners
$15 ($25 without refrigerant removed)
**Humidifiers/dehumidifiers
$15 ($25 without refrigerant removed)
Water heaters
$15
Dryers
$15
Washing machines
$20
Dishwashers
$15
Televisions, up to 20 inches
$7
Televisions, 21 inches to 31 inches
$15
Televisions, over 31 inches
$25
Couches
$15
Sofa beds
$17
Recliners/chairs
$15
Kitchen chairs
$5
Wood and metal furniture
$10
Mattress/box springs
$10
Commodes/sinks/lavatories
$10
Bicycles
$6
Large metal toys
$6
Rubber passenger vehicle tires
$6
Rubber truck tires
$10
*Tree and hedge trimmings
$2.50
VCRs
$7
Computers
$10
Carpets/rugs/pads, 9 feet by 12 feet or less
$15
Carpets/rugs/pads, over 9 feet by 12 feet
$20
Microwaves
$10
Pickup truck load (garbage only)
$45
Miscellaneous
Price quotes
NOTES:
*Items shall be cut to a length not to exceed four feet and securely tied in bundles not more than two feet thick or by garbage bag.
**Appliances with compressors containing refrigerants including, but not limited to, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, from which all of the refrigerant has not been removed and for which the Borough does not receive any certification of such removal prior to being picked up, shall be subject to an additional charge of $25 per item.

§ A370-16 Regulated social gathering permit.

[Added 6-17-2014 by Res. No. 14-08; amended 7-21-2015 by Res. No. 15-03]
Pursuant to § 100-7B of Article II of Chapter 100 of the Code of the Borough of Lewisburg, being part of Ordinance No. 2014, enacted June 17, 2014, the application fee for a regulated social gathering permit shall be $40. The aforesaid fee shall become effective July 21, 2015, and shall continue in effect until otherwise changed by further resolution of the Borough Council.