[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Dobbs Ferry 6-11-2019 by L.L. No. 1-2019. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This local law also repealed former Ch. 175, Fees, adopted 10-2-1984, as amended.
The former procedure for establishing and amending a Village schedule of fees through enactment of local laws is both time-consuming and lacking in economic feasibility. To more effectively serve its residents, the Village of Dobbs Ferry creates a master Fee Schedule to be maintained by the Village Clerk and establishes a procedure to allow for the most efficient, orderly, cost-effective and prompt establishment and adjustment of Village fees by resolution of the Board of Trustees. It is the intent of this chapter that any reference elsewhere in this Code to fees previously established and set forth in this chapter shall hereafter refer to the Fee Schedule as set forth herein.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any lawful charge authorized by law, regulation or local legislation in the Code of the Village of Dobbs Ferry. These charges shall include, but not be limited to, fees for Village services, such as the submission and processing of applications for the issuance of licenses, permits, certificates and land use, zoning and development approvals, safety inspections and other actions associated with code enforcement, Village programming such as recreation programs, admission charges, the use of public resources such as parking, recreation and park facilities and the copying of certain documents and records. The fees may also include any other charge or disbursement required by a municipal officer, department or duly constituted board, commission or official committee of the Village of Dobbs Ferry acting in an official capacity.
- FEE SCHEDULE
- A master list of fees to be maintained and adjusted in accordance with this Chapter.
A Fee Schedule shall be established by the Board of Trustees which shall set forth the fees to be duly assessed and collected by the Village of Dobbs Ferry. Notwithstanding the language relating to fees appearing in any provision of this Code, local law or resolution, such fees shall be fixed and imposed by a resolution duly enacted by the Board of Trustees.
All fees fixed and imposed pursuant to this chapter may, from time to time, be adjusted to reflect either increase or decrease upon a resolution duly enacted by the Board of Trustees.
The initial Fee Schedule shall consist of the list of fees heretofore set forth in this chapter. Notwithstanding any language relating to fees and charges appearing in any provision of this Code, local law or resolution, such fees and charges henceforth shall be set forth in the Fee Schedule. It shall be the responsibility of the Village Clerk to maintain the Fee Schedule as the official record of all Village fees. Upon enactment or adjustment of a fee by the Board of Trustees pursuant to this chapter, said resolution shall be filed with and the Fee Schedule adjusted by the Village Clerk accordingly with notation made with reference to the date of such resolution. The Fee Schedule should be evaluated annually and placed on the agenda for readoption for the next calendar year during the Village's reorganization meeting. Prior to the meeting, the Board of Trustees may seek input from municipal officers, departments and duly constituted boards, commissions and committees of the Village as to the fees relevant to their official duties.